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 document provides an insight on the incidences of past disasters, and administrative, demographic, socio-economic and infra-structure perspectives of the Uttarkashi district, in Uttarakhand, India for assessing the vulnerability and capacity of the district in disaster risk reduction.

This preliminary report on Uttarakhand floods by National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) finds that “climatic conditions combined with haphazard human intervention” led to the disaster.