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Making infrastructure disaster resilient

India has indeed taken proactive steps. The base is well set to push the agenda aggressively

Vinayak Chatterjee 

Vinayak Chatterjee Disasters strike India, as they do elsewhere. When they do, infrastructure services stop, adding to the hardship of citizens as water, power, mobile and Internet services are not restored fast enough. Transport links get snapped and communities are cut off for days. Rebuilding takes time. Chennai floods, Himalayan flash floods, Gujarat and Nepal earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophes at Chernobyl and Fukushima are all etched in collective memory.   The mitigation for all this is to plan and build “Disaster Resilient Infrastructure” (DRI), and gear up for ...

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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 22:39 IST
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