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Disaster Information Portal
Disaster is a sudden, calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, and destruction and devastation to life and property. The damage caused by disasters is immeasurable and varies with the geographical location, climate and the type of the earth surface/degree of vulnerability. This influences the mental, socio-economic, political and cultural state of the affected area. Generally, disaster has the following effects in the concerned areas.

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1. It completely disrupts the normal day to day life
2. It negatively influences the emergency systems
3. Normal needs and processes like food, shelter, health, etc. are affected and     deteriorate depending on the intensity and severity of the disaster.

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Types of Disaster

Generally, disasters are of two types: Natural and Manmade.
Based on the devastation, these are further classified into major/minor natural disaster and major/minor manmade disasters. Some of the disasters are listed below:
Major Natural Disasters Minor Natural Disasters
  • Cold wave
  • Thunderstorms
  • Heat waves
  • Mud slides
  • Storm
Major Manmade Disaster
  • Setting of fires
  • Epidemic
  • Deforestation
  • Pollution due to prawn cultivation
  • Chemical pollution
  • Wars
Minor Manmade Disaster
  • Road / train accidents, riots
  • Food poisoning
  • Industrial disaster/ crisis
  • Environmental pollution

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1. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
2. National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India
3. National Institute of Disaster Management
4. State Disaster Management Authorities of India
5. Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery