This document reports on 2012 major disasters in India, especially those for which the state governments have called on the Central Government for support, such as floods and heavy rain in Assam, Uttarkashi, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh (Nilam cyclone).

This report is the first report being published by the National Institute of Disaster Management for the year 2011. It is hoped that the publication of this report will stimulate improved data collection and research which can enable the gaps identified in the management of the disasters to be addressed in future.