Alert

Natural Disasters

The main roles and functions of this section are to – 

  • Create awareness about the hazards in Bihar and what the people could do for their own safeguards.
  • Sensitise various stakeholders towards taking prior action so as to minimize the hazard impact.
  • Devote attention to the safety of schools and hospitals/ dispensaries in rural as well as in urban areas.
  • Introduce modifications in the building bylaws of Municipal Corporation, municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats and to empower them for effective enforcement of the bylaws.
  • Sensitize and empower the Zila Panchayats and Gram Sabhas with regard to the occurrence of natural disasters and to provide them simple guidelines for the personal safety of their residential quarters.
  • Ensure that all new constructions are carried out with disaster resistant design and good quality of materials and technologies.
  • Carry out assessment of safety of existing constructions mainly buildings, bridges, dams etc, under various natural disasters and to develop methodology for their retrofitting so as to achieve safety against total collapse or severe damages.
  • Properly manage disasters including disaster risk reduction will require generation of damage scenarios under simulated disasters occurrences.
  • Assist in carrying out capacity building of various stake holders to mitigate the impact of all natural hazards.
  • Disseminate the relevant guidelines issued by NDMA and take steps for their implementation in the state.
  • Introduce appropriate modifications, wherever necessary, in preparing the building bye laws of urban local bodies and to implement them accordingly.