Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Disaster Management in India

    India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, losing about two percent of the GDP on an average to disasters. This publication by the Ministry of Home Affairs, and supported by UNDP highlights policies and programmes undertaken by the Government of India to mitigate disaster risk, and areas of action to make the country disaster resilient in the future.

  • Disaster Management in India : A Status Report

    India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides have been a recurrent phenomena.

  • Disaster Management- The Development Perspective

    The document outlines India’s experience in disasters, highlighting institutional and financial arrangements for disaster management, and focuses on areas of improvement. It also reiterates the need to view disasters from a development perspective.

  • Disaster Preparedness - Colouring Activity Book on Flood & Landslide

    An informative booklet for children that creatively illustrates ways to prepare for natural disasters such as floods and landslides.

  • Disaster Preparedness : Colouring Activity Book on Cyclone and Tsunami

    In many devastating natural disasters, we have often heard and seen disturbing visuals and reports of children being victims of damage and destruction. The lives of our tender young ones are very valuable to us. They do need our care and protection to be safe from all harm and danger. To talk about those special needs of our younger children, GoI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme decided to develop a creative yet informative booklet that would narrate simple steps for being prepared.


UNDP's Disaster Risk Reduction Programme supports the vision of India’s 11th Five-Year Plan to work towards ensuring that the "most vulnerable, including women and girls and government at all levels have enhanced abilities to prepare, respond, adapt to and recover from sudden and slow-on-set disasters and environmental changes."