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About BSDMA

The State of Bihar, a multi-disaster prone state, is predominantly rural in character. The geo-climatic conditions of Bihar make it vulnerable to many hazards. The lives and livelihood of millions of the people residing in Bihar gets affected by various disasters from time to time. The State witnesses various types of natural and human induced disasters, like Floods, Drought, Earthquake, Fire, Cyclone (high speed winds), Road accidents, Stampede, Epidemics, Heat Waves, Cold Waves, and Landslides etc. Kosi Flood of 2008 and severe Earthquake of 15 January 1934 have been worst disasters in the history of Bihar and the country. In addition to natural disasters, human induced disasters also pose serious challenge to the people of Bihar. Environment and climate change issues have been at the centre of disasters with increased frequency of extreme weather conditions, thus requiring an eco-sensitive approach ...Read more

Digital Initiatives /Initiatives

  • Lightning Awareness Technology
  • Use of Nano Technology in DRR
  • Multi hazard Safety Clinic
  • Disaster Management Courses in all Universities of Bihar
  • Safety Programme for Divyangjan
  • DRR Training for Jivika Didi
  • Disaster Management Plan for Historical Monuments of Bihar
  • Sustainable Livelihood Programme for Balasore Train Accident
From the Desk of Hon’ble VC

Since its inception on 6th November, 2007, BSDMA has been working inexorably for making Bihar disaster resilient through various innovative interventions right from state to village to community level while reaching the last mile to save every life from the impact of disasters. The Hon’ble CM is extremely sensitive about disaster management and it is also reflected from his commitment and declaration during BCDRR May, 2015- राज्य के ख़ज़ाने पर सबसे पहला हक़ आपदा पीड़ितों का है” ...Read more
Disaster updates

Powerful Earthquake Hits Japan, and Officials Warn of Aftershocks : 01-01-2024

Japan has been hit by 155 earthquakes since Monday including a 7.6-magnitude jolt and another over 6, news agency AFP reported, citing the country's meteorological office. The major earthquake triggered tsunami waves over a metre high, damaging homes and sparking a major fire that wreaked destruction overnight. Powerful earthquake has struck central Japan, killing several people, destroying buildings, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and prompting residents in some coastal areas to flee to higher ground.

The Chennai Flood 2023 : The Cyclone Michaung devastating impact

On December 4, cyclone Michaung reached peak intensity as it approached the coast of Tamil Nadu with wind speed 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph), equivalent to a high-end tropical storm. On December 5, the storm made landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, weakening as it moved inland. The cyclonic storm finally weakened to a depression over central Andhra Pradesh by 6th December, 2023. Heavy rain and strong winds battered the coastal areas in AP & Tamilnadu. Persistent rains caused widespread flooding and inundation in Chennai City and rivers including Cooum and major lakes overflowed in Chennai causing further water logging in the low lying areas along the banks. At least 17 people were killed, and more than 41,000 people were evacuated and temporarily relocated, including 32,158 in Tamil Nadu and 9,500 in Andhra Pradesh Chennai International Airport was forced to close its operations on December 4 due to flooding both in the apron and runways, with flights being diverted or cancelled . The flight operations resumed the next day after the water receded. Schools and offices were closed, Southern Railways and East Coast Railways re-directed and cancelled several trains. Several businesses and industries in Chennai were impacted adversely as operations were ceased due to power shortages, flooding and damage to equipments.

The Uttarkashi Tunnel Tragedy:

On 12 November 2023, a section of the under construction Silkyara Bend–Barkot tunnel in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India, caved in trapping 41 workers inside. The state government launched Operation Zindagi ("life") to save the trapped workers by employing all disaster response agencies. Search & Rescue operations were immediately carried out by several government agencies including NDRF, SDRF, the Indian Army Corps of Engineers, and Project Shivalik Team of the Border Roads Organisation . Numerous private resources were utilized in the rescue efforts as well, including Australian tunneling experts Arnold Dix and Chris Cooper. The initial attempts at a rescue got complicated due to kinds of debris created in the collapse. The government finally brought in banned "Rat-Hole” miners who were able to use manual mining methods to get an access of the trapped workers through a pipe. All 41 workers were finally rescued including 5 from Bihar on 28th November, 2023. They were trapped inside the tunnel from 12-28 December, 2023(16 days). The collapse turned out to be an eye-opener for safety of all tunnels across the country, and it also triggered a safety audit of other tunnels in the area. It is regarded as an exemplary rescue operation which reminded about San Jose copper mine tragedy of Chile in 2010 in which due to mine’s cave in , 33 workers got trapped for 69 days finally rescued through especially designed capsule developed and deployed by NASA. That way, this Uttrakhand tunnel rescue stands out in rescuing people in the minimum time employing maximum resources.

Uttarakhand Flash Flood and Landslide:August 2023

Heavy rainfall is being experienced in almost all areas of North India, which has caused a series of flash flood and landslide events and associated devastation across the region. The overall death toll is surging to 91 in the nearly 50 incidents of landslides and dozens of flash floods in the hilly region so far, and more than 1,000 roads remain unusable. Several people got isolated in different areas due to the serious disruption of infrastructure and communication.

Odisha Train Accident : 288 Dead, Over 1000 Injured In Horrific Train Crash -June 2, 2023 -

The 12841 Coromandel Express was travelling from Shalimar railway station, West Bengal to Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the "up main line" at the Bahanaga Bazar railway station in the state of Odisha. Around the same time, the Bengaluru–Howrah SF Express was travelling in the opposite direction from Bangalore, Karnataka to Howrah, West Bengal on the adjacent "down main line". Both trains, not scheduled to stop at the railway station and having received a "green signal" indicating it was safe to proceed along the main line, were at their highest permitted speed of 128 km/h (80 mph). At about 19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), the Coromandel Express was supposed to continue straight on the up main line but was wrongly switched to the parallel up loop line at full speed where it collided with a waiting goods train, laden with iron ore. Because of the high impact speed, 21 coaches of the train were derailed from the main line.The goods train did not derail or move. The Bengaluru–Howrah Express had nearly cleared the Coromandel Express but three of the derailed coaches from the Coromandel Express careened into the adjacent track and whiplashed the tail end of the Bengaluru–Howrah Express crossing the station at the same time. Two unreserved coaches and the brake van of the Bengaluru–Howrah Express were derailed. The remainder of the train, which included the engine and 20 coaches, left with its passengers and continued to Balasore, where a further damaged coach was detached. The remaining 19 coaches then continued their journey to the train's destination of Howrah. It was reported that the reserved compartments of the Bengaluru–Howrah Express sustained no passenger fatalities or injuries.

Upcoming Activities
Recent Activities

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 26th Batch 30-31 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 25th Batch 28-29 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 24th Batch 24-25 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 23rd Batch 22-23 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 22nd Batch 18-19 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 21st Batch 16-17 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 20th Batch 14-15 Jan 2024

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday :
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 19th Batch 10-11 Jan 2024

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday:
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 18th Batch 07-08 Jan 2024 .

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 17th Batch 30-31 Dec 2023.

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase
Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday - 3rd Phase :Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar 16th Batch 27-28 Dec 2023.

A mockdrill in Viklang Aspatal :
A mockdrill in Viklang Aspatal , Kankarbagh is being organized by SDRF and BSDMA on 18 December, 2023 for staff, paramedics, doctors, patients, caretakers etc on the issues of fire, earthquake and first aid.

Training of District Mock Drill by Core team at Different Districts of Bihar.
Training of District Mock Drill by Core team at CDIT (Civil Defence Training Institute , Bihta Patna) Held from 05-12-2023 to 13-12-2023 of Katihar, Araria ,Sheikhpura District.

A consultative workshop with the Stakeholders and Departments on Cold Action Plan:
A consultative workshop with the Stakeholders and Departments on Cold Action Plan in association with IIPH Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is scheduled to be held on 8th December, 2023 in Hotel Panache, Patna(Entry by invitation only).

Training of District Mock Drill by Core team at Different Districts of Bihar:
Training of District Mock Drill by Core team at CDIT (Civil Defence Training Institute , Bihta Patna) held from 11-22-2023 to 11-30-2023 of Nawada,Sheohar District.

Two Days Madarsa Focal Teachers Training Programme on Safe Saturday: (Under Mukhya Mantri School Suraksha Programme(MSSP)- Youth Hostle ,Gandhi Maidan.Patna .Bihar
09,10-10-2023- 7th batch. 11,12-10-2023- 8th batch 16,17-10-2023- 9th batch. 19,20-10-2023- 10th batch. 27,28-10-2023- 11th batch. 30,31-10-2023- 12th batch. 01,02-11-2023- 13th batch. 03,04-10-2023- 14th batch

सामुदायिक स्वयंसेवक सम्मान समारोह:
सामुदायिक स्वयंसेवक सम्मान समारोह -27 सितंबर 2023,पटना।

Flood Safety Week
Flood Safety Week 1-7th June 2023

Training Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction:
Training Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction Measures for Extreme Weather Events Organised by NIDM MHA New Delhi,GOI in Collaboration with Central University of South Bihar(CUSB) , Gaya & BSDMA . Date: 30th May to 2nd June 2023 Venue: CUSB,Gaya.

Two Days Training of Civil Engineers:
Two days training of civil engineers on “Seismic Evaluation of Masonry Building Based on Rapid Visual Screening [RVS] Guidelines” on 24th & 25th February 2023 at BAMETI,Patna.

Consultative Meeting of Vice Chancellors
Consultative Meeting of Vice Chancellors of All Universities of Bihar on “Mainstreaming Disaster Management in Higher Educational Institutions in Collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi on 22/02/2023 ,Venue –Gyan Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan, Patna.

Consultative Meeting with NGOs:
Consultative Meeting with NGOs for Training and capacity Building in Disaster Management at 11:30 a.m on 9th feb 2023 in BSDMA.

Working /Collaboration With

  • Education Department
  • Bihar State Madarsa Shiksha Board
  • Rural Development Department
  • Pollution Control Board
  • Fire Department
  • BSNL
  • IIT PATNA, NIT PATNA
  • IISC BANGLURU
  • CSIR
  • NDMA, NIDM, NDRF
  • ISRO
  • UNICEF
  • BIAG
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