Management of Landslides and Snow Avalanches

In order to reduce the enormous destructive  potential of landslides and to minimise the  consequential losses, it is necessary that the hazard must first be recognised, the risk analysed  and an appropriate strategy developed at the national level to mitigate its impact. To achieve  this objective, the National Disaster Management  Authority initiated a series of consultations for  drafting the National Guidelines on Landslides and Snow Avalanches to guide the activities envisaged for mitigating the risk emanating  from landslides at all levels. The main objectives of these Guidelines are to institutionalise the landslide hazard mitigation efforts, to make our society aware of the various aspects of landslide hazard in the country and to prepare the society to take suitable action to reduce both risks and costs associated with this hazard. The Guidelines include regulatory and non-regulatory frameworks with defined time schedules for all activities. It is envisioned that all national and state disaster management plans and policies for landslides will be formulated and implemented keeping in view the overall framework of the Guidelines.

National Disaster Management Authority, India, June 2009.

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