National Disaster Management Authority Government of India

Projects and Schemes

National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project

Indian coasts are highly vulnerable to tropical cyclones and consequent recurrent loss of life and property. Recognizing this, the Government of India has considered the hazard risk mitigation approach through short term and long term measures, which lay greater emphasis on prevention, preparedness and mitigation. With this in view, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India conceptualized a comprehensive National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Strategy through several consultations, ending with a National Workshop, in 2003, "Developing Strategy for Cyclone Mitigation in the Coastal and Island Regions of India" . To give effect to the strategic interventions, the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to put in place the "National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project". After the formation of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the management of the Project was transferred to NDMA in September, 2006. This is the first such effort at the national level with World Bank assistance to cover 13 coastal states and UTs.

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