The present decade could be called as disaster management decade. There have been a number of large mega geo events such as Sumatran earthquake of magnitude 9.3 in December 2004, and destructive earthquakes in India (Bhuj earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on 26 January 2001), Pakistan (Kashmir earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on 8 October 2005) and China (Sichuan earthquake of magnitude 8.0 on 12 May 2008).

Mangroves and other vegetation can help resist tsunamis

Despite several high intensity earthquakes, India is yet to chalk out a seismic policy

During the last few years, India has been witnessing an unusual development. The country is trying to make progress, which needs the availability of uninterrupted electrical power. This may be obtained from different types of sources such as hydel, thermal, nuclear, tidal or fossil fuel power stations.

The 2001 Bhuj earthquake was something of a watershed in Indian disaster preparedness. Several state governments, most so in the Northeast, and various central ministries were shocked into a comprehension of the dangers. However, national capital New Delh