Essay-Disaster Management SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
A disaster is a serious disruption that causes widespread human, material, and environmental loss. It can be natural, like an earthquake, or man-made, like an explosion. Disaster management refers to the steps taken before, during, and after a disaster to lessen the damage caused to lives and property during it.
Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95% of all deaths caused by hazards occur there, and losses are 20 times greater than those of developed nations. This makes disaster management even more vital for them.
Although preventing disasters is not possible, we can lessen their impact by inculcating effective disaster management schemes in the country’s policy framework. Such policies can significantly reduce the loss of life and property during a disaster by creating awareness among people and providing them with proper training. Moreover, they will lead to proper fund allocation to the agencies dedicated to disaster management, with the help of which they can upgrade their technology and predict disasters more precisely..