Urban Risk Reduction

What is the Project About

What is the project about

In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the project aims to strengthen capacities of institutions and other stakeholders such as municipal officers, planners, NGOs, etc to manage risks in 56 cities across the country.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What have we accomplished so far
  • Forty-two city disaster management plans have been prepared in consultation with various line departments

  • Amendments to building bye-laws drafted and submitted to state governments. Habitats. Till date, 11 states have amended building development regulations to ensure safer urban habitats

  • Preliminary hazard risk vulnerability assessment report has been completed in Gangtok, Lucknow Madurai, Nainital, Nasik and Tiruchurpalli

  • Emergency Operation Centres in 48 cities equipped with information technology systems to address coordination gaps in urban response management

  • Inputs provided to the government on strengthening early warning systems through technical study undertaken in coastal city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh

  • Guidelines for hazard-resistant technologies and training manuals used by city administrations to promote safe construction practices

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 5,625,926

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2012 US$ 776,489
2011 US$ 969,497
Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2009
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
43 of the most hazard-prone cities in India
Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
MDG:
Goal 1- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 7- Ensure environmental sustainability
Project Officer:
G.Padmanabhan
Partners:
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India; State governments; Various city administrations
Highlights
  • Over 377 million people live in urban areas according to the India Census 2011
  • Most Indian urban cities are prone to multiple natural hazards
  • The Urban Risk Reduction project aims to reduce risks from hazards in urban areas by strengthening urban institutions
  • Forty-two city disaster management plans have been prepared
  • Amendments to building bye-laws drafted and submitted to state governments
  • Preliminary hazard risk vulnerability assessment report completed in Gangtok, Lucknow Madurai, Nainital, Nasik and Tiruchurpalli
  • Emergency Operation Centres in 48 cities equipped with information technology systems
Related Documents
Captain Suraksha

The School Safety Programme is initiated under the Urban Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Project, a sub-component of the ongoing Goi-UNDP Disaster Management programme. The school safety programme involves schools in urban and rural areas and train teachers and children on disaster management and school safety plans that include preparedness and emergency response. Through the film importance of practicing school safety is narrated by the main characters of the film. Rahul a young school boy and Captain Suraksha an ordinary person but a Guru, tell us how schools can build, plan and mange disaster by following simple actions for preparedness and safety in their own schools.