From 10,000 in 1999 to 6 in 2021: How India cut cyclone deaths
NEW DELHI: Since the 1999 super cyclone in Odisha which cmed over 10,000 lives to cyclone Yaas when casualties were limited to less than half-a-dozen, India seems to have made remarkable progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Large scale rescue and relief operation, with cooperation of both the Centre and states, ensured evacuation of more than 14 lakh people to safe shelters, limiting casualties in Odisha and West Bengal, the two states that came in the direct path of the severe cyclone which made landfall on Wednesday.
This is seen as the result of a rigorous exercise and strengthening of the DRR mechanism over the last few years — a perfect coordination between the central and state agencies.
There has been a signifiant rise in funding for disaster risk reduction activities — up from an average Rs 25000 crore to 30000 crore over five years in the last decade to nearly Rs 30000 crore a year for the last two consecutive years.
More than eight lakh people were evacuated in West Bengal and six lakh in Odisha over the last couple of days to evade the fury of Yaas.
The credit needs to go the BJP govt . They started the NDRP funds for the state back in 2000 and have collectively given that much funds over the year . Also Modi with the help of ISRO and DRDO have always been proactive with the work.
This is the perfect model of co-ordination between state and center and results are great when both are working in same direction.
R Krishna Bhupathi
It is a great improvement. we have made significant improvements in diaster management. Kudos to the offi als who made it happen.
Focus on Disaster management in last few years must be applauded. Strengthening of NDRF, pum in of funds and use of technology, and equipment for better predictions has done the trick and saved lives. Well done!
Congratulations to Modi saarkar! This is why Modi should be given a third term in 2024 Lok Sabha ions.
We have made progress as a nation. We should be proud of our successes and work harder to overcomewhere we have not been able to achoeve success. First thing os to focus on quality education. Jai Hind.
Full credits to the NDRF teams and others involved in the rescue work; as cyclones will come one after another , we are prepared to counter them effectively by prompt pre-emptive measures
Yes our India have made tremendous progress on precasting such events.
great job by Modi go nment. it proves once again that there is only one that truly cares for India
It's great that funding in the last two years increased to Rs.30,000 Crores annually; 5 times the earlier budget. The importance that the current govt. is giving to disaster management and to save lives is commendable. Needless to say, the disaster management teams have done a tremendous job. They make us all proud.
Good Job Modi and NDRF! Let's have the courage to give credit where it is due.
MODI GOVT has done a super job to handle natural cmities in India. no can deny or argue this and he has been fair and Liberal to all States in India without discrimination . kudos
This govt has proactively done commended job. I must thank particularly our PM for his sensitivity towards cyclone effect and preparation to save people.
Master stroke by Modi ... Modi Modi Modi Modi ....
It is the outcome of efforts made by all the concerned agencies and offi als in a concerted and collective manner over the past few years. Cudos!!!
这是所有有关机构和官员在过去几年中合作努力的结果。致敬 ! !
kudos to only Naveen patnaik and Odisha .. they have shown the path to disaster managment ..
Atleast Govt is giving importance to life nowadays
Kudos to national and state disaster management team for their coordinated effort made cyclone deaths minimal
This is one area where India has made substantial improvements and it shows in the results. We need to replicate this sucess in other areas as well. India can deliver if minds are put to good use..
Bijoy Kumar Sinha
Thanks to MODI Go nment, ISRO for satellite weather forecast, IMD NDRF , SDRF , Army & all those for such a wonderful national achievement . UNITED WE ALL PASS .
JAI HIND JAY BHARAT
感谢莫迪政府，ISRO提供了卫星天气预报，IMD、 NDRF、 SDRF、军队等等，促成了如此伟大的成就。团结就能成功。
It is good to ne that timely precautionary actions have reduced the death due to cyclone.