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Vadodara Disaster Management

Vadodara, a cultural city of Gujarat located in western part of India. The eighteenth largest city of India, Vadodara lies on the banks of Vishwamitri River.

Quick facts on Vadodara

Latitude :  21.49° to 22.49° North
Longitude :  72.51° to 74.17° East
Area : 7,555 sq.km
District Headquarter : Vadodara
Seismic Zone :  Zone III

Gujarat state is prone to natural disaster. Vadodara, a city of Gujarat, is prone to drought and earthquake. These climatic disastrous activities have proved to be a life threat and are also responsible for economic downfall, as it’s after effect.  The other disasters that occur are caused by human activities like oil spills, forest fires, chemical catastrophes, etc. Gujarat State disaster management authority, a government body works to lower the effect of disaster. The cognizance of this policy is taken from other policies which got implemented at national level and state level. 

The natural disaster that occurs occasionally  in Vadodara are  flood, drought, cyclone, and heat wave (May).

The disaster management program essential components with their key features are listed below:

Pre disaster phase
  • Planned development
  • Development of policies & guidelines
  • Establishing a proper chain of command
  • Risk assessment
  • Development disaster management plans
  • Develop repositories of information
  • Establish communication & technology networks
  • Developing early warning mechanisms
  • Establish flexible procedures
  • Building capabilities & expertise
  • Capacity building
  • Health & medical care
  • Knowledge management
  • Funds generation
  • Indentifying avenues for risk sharing & transfer

Disaster Phase

  • Search & Rescue
  • Subsistence, shelter, health and sanitation
  • Infrastructure & essential services
  • Security
  • Communication
  • Preliminary damage assessment
  •  Funds Generation
  • Finalizing relief payouts and packages
  • Post – relief assessment

Post Disaster Phase

  • Detailed damage assessment
  • Assistance to restore houses and dwelling units
  • Relocation
  • Finalizing reconstruction & rehabilitation plan
  • Funds generation
  • Funds disbursement and audit
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Implementing initiatives for recovery of reconstruction costs

Disaster Emergency Contact Details

Gujarat State control room

Toll free number – 1070

Other phone numbers – 079 – 23251900/ 23251902/ 23251908/ 23251914

Fax number – 079 – 23251916

District EOCS –

Toll free number – 1077
Contact - +91 – 79- 23259220/ 46
Email – info@ gsdma.org

Natural climatic conditions are beyond the control of humans. But, humans have built dams, and so on  to protect the places from getting flooded. These arrangements made by humans protect life and economic losses. For more information click here.

"Source: GUJ 14-Vadodara 30.04.2011pdf document"

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