Developing Multi-Hazard District Disaster Management Plan in Bihar

Duration: 2016 - Ongoing

Status: Ongoing
Supported by
Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA), Govt of Bihar
Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura and Bhojpur districts of Bihar, India
Tag Words

Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Management

Disaster Management Act, 2005 mandated to develop District Disaster Management Plan (DDMP) for all the districts of India. In this process, the Government of Bihar (GoB) has been developing multi-hazard DDMPs for all the 38 districts of the state. Bihar is a state with high hopes and aspirations. While often referred to as "Resurgent Bihar", it is still known for recurrent disasters (natural and human-induced), endemic poverty and caste-ridden society.

GEAG was entrusted to prepare multi-hazard DDMPs for Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura and Bhojpur Districts of Bihar with an objective to provide a long-term development-oriented approach to disaster risk management

Following are the major steps undertaken:

  • -Identification of women farmers as "Farmers" at systems and institutional level
  • -Enhanced access to property, land and agricultural assets

Following are the major impacts of the program:

  • -Formation of a core team with the departments and officials who are involved in most of the response mechanisms. It catered to further invitations of representatives of civil societies and interactive consultation on tools and methodologies.
  • -Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Risk Assessment for each district
  • -Iterative shared learning dialogues with different line departments to comprehend their capacities and weakness at system, agent and institution level
  • -Strengthening of community-based institutions
  • -Assessment of awareness level among different stakeholders
  • -Identification of vulnerability hotspots

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