Disaster Preparedness of States
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KEY FINDINGS
CITIES (1 million + )
VULNERABILITIESDetails of Urban Seismic Zones (if any)
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STATEANDHRA PRADESH
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SDMA constituted in 2007HyderabadCyclones, Floods, Earthquakes,DroughtsZone II -- Hyderabad,
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DDMA constituted in 2007
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3 meetings held in 5 years covered under audit
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Irregularities in management of SDRF noted
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No mapping of roads in test-checked vulnerable district carried out
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5 of 144 dilapidated buildings demolished in Hyderabad
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99 of 168 cyclone shelters were unusable
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Rs 6 crores of GoI funds for capacity building unused
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STATEGUJARATZone III to V
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Gujarat SDMA with its own Disaster Management Policy constituted in 2001Ahmedabad
Tsunamis, Floods, Chemical Disasters, Droughts
Zone IV -- Ahmedabad
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2 meetings held in 5 years under auditSurat
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State Disaster Management Plan approved in July 2012
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Irregularities in management of SDRF noted
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Of 5 emergency response centres (ERF) onlyconstruction of Rajkot ERF was complete
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Construction of 175 shelters in 12 districts was not started
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Only 57 staff strength against sanctioned strength of 112 for Fire and Emergency Services in 3 districts
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STATEMAHARASHTRA
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SDMA constituted in 2006Mumbai
Earthquakes, Floods, Tsunamis, and Cyclones
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DDMA constituted in 2006Pune
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Greater Mumbai Disaster Management Authority consituted in 2011
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State Disaster Management Plan prepared in 1998
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Irregularities in management of SDRF noted
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1991 Development Control Regulations of Mumbai not updated to 2005 National Building Code
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Mock drills only held in 2007-08 and 2008-09
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STATEODISHA
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SDMA constituted in 2010 (previously OSDMA functional since 1999)BhubaneshwarTsunami, Floods, Earthquakes
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DDMA constituted in 2010
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SDMA did not meet since 2010 inception in years under audit
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State Disaster Management Plan not prepared despite release of NDMA funds of Rs 10.63 lakh in 2010
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State Disaster Management Policy of March 2005 did not include management of man-made disasters
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State Crisis Management Committee not formed
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Irregularities in management of SDRF noted
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37 of 220 santioned Automatic Weather Communication Systems set up. Only 7 functional
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15 Very High Frequency sets placed at District Emergency Operation Centres not working
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Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force does not include police, engineering and medical staff. Only Armed forces present.
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Resuce items at 114 cyclone shelters were non-functional
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Building bye-laws not amended to make urban areas disaster resillient
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Only 153 police and fire serve personnel between 2008-2012 and 2775 local citizens at 111 cyclone shelters in 2008-09 trained in search and rescue
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State had not prescribed Standard Operating Procedures with defined roles and responsibilities for each nodal agency to deal with disasters
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STATERAJASTHAN
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SDMA constituted in 2007JaipurDroughts, Earthquakes, Flood
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DDMA constituted in 2007
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Separate staff and office building for SDMA not provided
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State Disaster Management Policy was still in draft stage in years under review.
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State had not invested unspent Disaster Response Funds which resulted in potential loss of Rs 65.21 crores between 2008 and 2010.
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Disaster Risk Reduction Activities of institutional strengthening, capacity building and mainstreaming development not executed
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Communication and medical equipment purchased not installed
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No formal training on school safety and disaster management carried out
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Central Asssistance to States was misclassified to avoid lapsing of funds during 2010-12
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STATETAMIL NADU
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SDMA constituted in 2008Chennai
Earthquakes, Cyclones, Tsunami, Drought, Landslides
Chennai falls in Seismic Zone III
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DDMA constituted in 2012
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Both SDMA and DDMA did not meet even once during years under review
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Neither State Disaster Management Policy nor State Disaster Management Rules formulated during years under review
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SDMA and DDMA not adequately staffed
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No dedicated manpower for Emergency Operation Centres at selected districts under review
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Funds of Rs 5 crores for capacity development for 2010-11 unused
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STATEWEST BENGAL
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SDMA constituted in 2007Kolkata
Earthquakes, Landslides, Floods, Drought, Cyclones
Kolkata falls under Seismic Zone III
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DDMA constituted in 2007
Zone IV -- North and South-east Kolkata, Darjeeling
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Draft State Disaster Management Policy not approved by SDMA during years under review
Darjeeling landslide prone because of urbanisation
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SDMA met only once in 2008 since its constitution during years under review
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Irregularities in management of SDRF noted
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Ambitious communication network for State, district and block-level Emergency Operations Centres only on paper during years in review
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Emergency Casualty Management not included in medical curriculum
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