This paper analyzes the linkages between the Indian Prime Minister's Agenda 10 on Disaster Risk Management and the three major agreements to which India is signatory to, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This paper argues that climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices at a ground level need to be implemented through structural and non-structural measures like constructing protective infrastructure and increasing community capacity, effective planning and making specific investments.

India is young and young people don't like to be sermonised. Slogans would not help conserve water. But taking small steps, practising a few things daily, and auditing one's own behaviour will make one more responsive to his/her inner call. Once the call for conservation and hygiene emanates from within, perhaps change will follow inevitably. But the inner call will call for authentic appeal. Mizos can help us.

The ‘Environmental Knowledge for Disaster Risk Management (ekDRM)’ project aims at capacity development in disaster risk management by advancing environmental knowledge, particularly the use of statistics and space technology including remote sensing & GIS for decision support systems (DSS); spatial planning for Na-tech disasters within the