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Ongoing projects

Project 1:- National Disaster Management Services (NDMS) Pilot Project for 120 locations

The terrestrial communication networks are prone to failures during disasters as were the case in recent past in case of J&K and Uttarakhand. To mitigate this problem an integrated approach has been attempted to provide reliable Telecommunication infrastructure to the disaster managers during peace time as well as in the event of any disaster. The integrated approach is part of ICT services to assist the MHA, NDMA, NDRF HQ, local administration in taking appropriate decisions. For this purpose a pilot project titled as “National Disaster Management Services (NDMS)” has been conceived for 120 locations as listed below:

i.      MHA                                   - 01

ii.     NDMA                                 - 01

iii.    NDRF HQ                            -  01

iv.    All States/UTs HQ                 -  36

v.     Selected Districts                  -  81

 which is based on providing reliable VSAT communication backed up with terrestrial network and HF Radios.

The project is being implemented by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL).

The scope of the pilot project is to provide the reliable telecommunication infrastructure and technical support for Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) operations at MHA, NDMA, NDRF HQ, States & selected vulnerable Districts.

The broad objects of the project are as follows:

 

  • Voice Calls between EOCs of Disaster affected Districts, States, NDMA, NDRF HQ and MHA during disaster on priority and peace time to other EOCs in a restricted way depending upon the availability of Bandwidth.
  • Internet, Email, Landline (outgoing) & Mobile (outgoing), Web Services from the disaster site freely and to other places in a restricted way depending upon the availability of Bandwidth.
  • EPABX feature will be made available through the Universal Gateway which will have the facility to transfer the Telephone Calls on any of the Media including HF, Satellite, Terrestrial Network or any other mode including intercoms and IVRS
  • HF Radio connectivity
  • Receive information/services as provided by various forecasting and warning agencies (CWC, IMD, INCOIS, GSI, etc.) from their portal.
  • Provide single view of disaster from the disaster affected site as far as possible to all the stakeholders through integration of various information (Audio, Video and Data) feeds.
  • Provide platform for strategy and information interchange with MHA, NDMA, NDRF HQ, States/UTs/Selected Districts and other disaster relief agencies.

 

Proposed Solution

 

 

Project 2:- A National Earthquake Risk Mitigation Project (Preparatory Phase)

1.National Earthquake Risk Mitigation (Preparatory phase) has been approved as a Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme with an outlay of Rs.24.87 crore, to be implemented within a period of two years (2013-15).

2.The major components of National Earthquake Risk Mitigation (Preparatory phase) and their cost are as under:

i)Techno-legal Regime which involves adoption, enforcement and updation of Techno-legal Regime in concerned Cities/States -- Rs.8.20 Crore

(ii)Institutional Strengthening which involves Capacity Building of education and research in colleges and institutes -- Rs.9.52 crore

(iii)Capacity Building of practicing architects, engineers and Masons in earthquake resistant construction techniques -- Rs. 3.85 crore

(iv)Public Awareness & Sensitization at National level and all vulnerable States -- Rs. 1.88 Crore

(v)Project Management--Rs.1.42 Crore

 

3.The project is to be implemented by NDMA in coordination with the State Governments/UT that lie in seismic zones IV & V in the country.State-wise list of the Cities/Districts to be covered under thePreparatory phase is as under:-

 

Sl. No

State/VT

District

City

Population

(2011

census)

Seismic

Zone

State

Capital

1.

Andaman

North &

Middle

Andaman

Port Blair

105539

5

yes

2.

Arunachal

Pradesh

Papumpare

Itānagar

176385

5

yes

3.

Assam

Kamrup

Metropolitan

Guwāhāti

Guwāhāti

5

yes

4.

Bihar

Patna

Patna

Patna

4

yes

5.

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

1054686

4

yes

6.

Delhi

NCT Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

4

yes

7.

Gujarat

Rājkot

Rājkot

Rājkot

Rājkot

4

 

8.

Haryana

Farīdābād

Farīdābād

Farīdābād

Farīdābād

4

 

9.

Haryana

Gurgaon

Gurgaon

1514085

4

 

10.

J&K

Srīnagar

Srīnagar

Srīnagar

Srīnagar

5

yes

11.

J&K

Jammu

Jammu

Jammu

Jammu

4

 

12.

Himachal

Pradesh

Shimla

Shimla

813384

4

yes

13.

Maharashtra

Pune

Pune

Pune

Pune

4

 

14.

Meghalaya

East Khasi

Hills

Shillong

Shillong

5

yes

15.

Mizoram

Āīzawl

Āīzawl

404054

5

yes

16.

Nagaland

Kohima

Kohīma

270063

5

yes

17.

Manipur

Imphal East

& West

Imphal

967344

5

yes

18.

Punjab

Ludhiana

Ludhiāna

Ludhiāna

4

 

19.

Sikkim

East Sikkim

Gangtok

281293

4

yes

20.

Tripura

West

Tripura

Agartala

Agartala

5

yes

21.

UP

Ghāziābād

Ghāziābād

Ghāziābād

Ghāziābād

4

 

22.

UP

Gautam

Budha

Nagar

NOIDA

1674714

4

 

23.

UP

Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur

4

 

24.

Uttaranchal

Dehradun

Dehra Dūn

Dehra Dūn

1698560

4

Yes

25.

West Bengal

Kolkata

Kolkata

4486679

3

Yes

 

Total

   

70189371

   

Note: 16 of the 25 cities targeted are state capitals. Total population to be covered is 70189371

 

4.Key Outcomes of the NERMP Preparatory Phase are as under:-

 

i.Increased awareness of the key stakeholders on the need for adoption of model building bye-laws and earthquake resistant construction and planning standards.

 

ii.Pursuance for adoption of model building bye-laws at the city and state levels in all targeted 21 States/UTs in the seismic Zone V & IV.

iii.Pursuance for making available of NBC 2005 in the Public Domain.

v.Promotion of earthquake resistant construction practices.

vi.Capacity Building at State/City Level to sustain the efforts of the project.

vii.Training of Trainers programme for 210 faculty members/teachers

viii.Week long orientation of 450 trainers.

ix.Capacity building of 750 civil engineers, 1050 architects and 1500 masons in targeted states/UTs.

x.Strengthening of facilities of participating institutes (particularlythe District level ITIs/Polytechnics).

xi.Focused earthquake awareness campaigns in targeted States/ UTs.

 

B. In addition to the above following Schemes/Studies/activities are also currently being undertaken:-

(i)Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings Types in India

The work for preparation of catalogue of different building types in various parts of India and development of vulnerability functions for a number of different building types appearing in the building catalogues has been awarded to IIT Bombay in association with four different nodal institutions in different parts of the country viz, (1) IIT Roorkee – North Zone, (2) IIT Kharagpur-East Zone, (3) IIT Guwahati-North East Region, (4) IIT Bombay-West Zone, and (5) IIT Madras-South Zone.IIT, Bombay has prepared Draft Final Report.

 

(ii) Preparation of Upgraded earthquake Hazards Maps

 

As per the recommendations of the Working Committee of Experts (Geophysical-Hazards), NDMA hasundertaken a project through Building Materials Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) for upgradation of Earthquake Hazards Maps for the country.

(iii)Project on Research on soil piping in the highlands and foothills of Kerala to avoid the disaster.

Soil piping is a recently noticed phenomenon in Kerala. It is a sub-surface soil erosion process which is dangerous disaster since the soil erosion takes place beneath the soil. This phenomenon is new and requires proper instrumentation for studying this and suggesting measures for mitigation. Government of Kerala through the Centre for Earth Science studies (CESS) with financial assistance from NDMA is undertaking Soil Piping Project to study this phenomenon and suggest measures to avoid a disaster.

(iv) Early Warning System for flash flood in the Meenachil & Manimala in Kerala

NDMA is financing the proposal of Mission for Geospatial Applications(MGA), Department of Science and Technology for River Monitoring, Modeling and development of Early Warning System for monitoring of Flash Flood in the Meenachil and Manimala river basins in Kerala for Disaster Management Department, Government of Kerala.

(v)A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Landslide Mitigation and Management in India has been constituted by Ministry of Mines on the initiative of NDMA and as per recommendationsof NDMA Guidelines on Management of Landslide and Snow Avalanches (2009).

(vi)For flood protection, NDMA is coordinating with MoWR/CWC and Survey of India for steering and approval of project for River Bathymetric Survey and Preparation of Digital Elevation Models (DEM with 0.5/1.0 CI on Scale 1:10K) by Survey of India, which will be funded by MoWR.