While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks)

  Approach: Introduce with increased frequency of forest fires in India Bring out the various gaps in forest fire management (NIDM report identified the gaps) Conclude appropriately Model Answer : India, which saw a 46% increase in the number of forest fires in the last 16 years (2003-17), witnessed a 125% spike (from 15,937 to … Continue reading While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks)

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The Sendai Declaration was adopted almost universally to achieve substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses. Highlight the various important initiatives taken by India towards disaster risk reduction in commitment to the Sendai framework. (10 marks)

The Sendai Declaration was adopted almost universally to achieve substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses. Highlight the various important initiatives taken by India towards disaster risk reduction in commitment to the Sendai framework. (10 marks) Approach: Introduction with Sendai framework Mention various initiatives by GoI - Asian Ministerial Conference, capacity building, sharing India's expertise etc. Conclude appropriately … Continue reading The Sendai Declaration was adopted almost universally to achieve substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses. Highlight the various important initiatives taken by India towards disaster risk reduction in commitment to the Sendai framework. (10 marks)

Give an account of the institutional framework for Disaster Management in India. (10 marks)

 Give an account of the institutional framework for Disaster Management in India. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with the importance of Disaster Management in India Explain the institutional framework at different levels - NDMA, SDMA, DDMA etc. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique Geo-climatic conditions. … Continue reading Give an account of the institutional framework for Disaster Management in India. (10 marks)

PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

The fund consists entirely of public contributions and does not get any budgetary support. The corpus of the fund is invested with banks in fixed deposits. Disbursements are made with the approval of the Prime Minister. PMNRF has not been constituted by the Parliament. The fund is recognized as a Trust under the Income Tax Act … Continue reading PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

UPSC CSE Mains General Studies Paper – III

CSE Mains General Studies Paper - III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) a. Economic Development Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting. b. Agriculture  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different … Continue reading UPSC CSE Mains General Studies Paper – III