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Disaster Risk Management in Greater Mumbai


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Coordination, Disaster preparedness, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Urban
Date published:2010


One of the objectives of the project Disaster Risk Reduction in Greater Mumbai of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) or BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is to build MCGM’s competency to manage disaster risks. In support of this objective, the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI) and MGCM consulted with a broad range of stakeholders who have indicated the need for an analytical study on Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Disaster Risk Management to improve coordination and facilitate information exchange among institutions involved in disaster risk management.
The Project proposes to establish a disaster risk management process that would close the institutional gap in Mumbai City’s competency to manage disaster risk by equipping the MCGM with a Disaster Risk Management Master Plan (DRMMP) and internal competent structure for Emergency and Crisis Management. The development of a DRMMP entails a structured participatory process by which stakeholders can understand their relationship to the various risks envisaged in Mumbai City and their role in the City’s DRM agenda. Further, it would establish the inter-institutional coordination processes and protocols that would align and harmonize the DRM process in MCGM with those of the relevant National, State and other public and private institutions, in particular those that provide critical services (such as, but not limited to utilities, health, education and public safety), to ensure adequate communication protocols before, during and after a disaster.

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