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Disaster Risk Reduction for Buildings

  • Anand S. Arya
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Abstract

Historically, India has been prone to the occurrence of damaging earthquakes, floods, cyclones, and landslides in different parts of the country which have resulted into damage or total loss of more than 12 lakh housing units on the average every year. Given both the population explosion and increased need of developmental activities exposure, the scale and impact of natural hazards have increased considerably during past three to four decades.

Keywords

Disaster risk reduction Building sector Hazards Vulnerability Tsunami 

References

  1. Census of India (2001). Housing Series, Registrar Census, Govt. of India.Google Scholar
  2. Vulnerability Atlas of India. (1997). 2nd ed., Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council. Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India.Google Scholar
  3. Vulnerability Atlas of India. (2006). 2nd ed., Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council. Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anand S. Arya
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  1. 1.Department of Earthquake EngineeringIIT RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.State Disaster Management AuthorityPatnaIndia

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