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India disaster database (InDisData)



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  • 1. InDisData
    • A database of past disasters to understand trends and patterns of disasters.
    • A systematic geo-referenced inventory of small, medium and large-scale disasters for past 30 years.
    • To rationalize decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.
    • To support planning & policy decisions for disaster preparedness and mitigation.
    A tool to identify trends in risk & vulnerability
  • 2. InDisData InDisData methodology includes two software modules
    • DesInventar:
    • A relational database through which parameters like events, causes, data sources, and effects are captured
    • DesConsultar:
    • A decision making tool which uses the DesInventar database to query and analyze the database through graphs, tables and thematic maps.
  • 3. Orissa pilot Out comes & findings
    • Last 32 years data collected for 30 districts and 314 blocks from media sources.
    • Institutionalization with Government for sustainability.
    • Interpretation and analysis of the data shows new dimensions of risk & vulnerabilities of the State.
    • Orissa ‘Vulnerability Analysis Report’ is being prepared in association with ‘Center for Development Studies’.
  • 4. Orissa- Outcomes Example
    • Effect on Lives lost
    • Death due to epidemic is maximum followed by cyclone and drought.
    • Epidemics generally follow floods and more disastrous because of low economic level and accessibility of medical facilities.
    • Effect on Livelihood
    • . The number of victims are higher during floods in comparison to those under fire.
    • Fire makes people more vulnerable in terms of property and life but flood makes them more vulnerable in terms of livelihood, since agricultural lands get inundated. And Orissa being a predominantly agricultural economy gets shattered in times of floods.
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