These include the national cyclone risk management project, school safety project, decision support system etc.
But going by the lack of preparedness exposed by the outbreak of recent disasters in the country, the NDMA needs to make more organized and effective efforts to mitigate the losses caused by disasters.
Earthquakes, cyclones, droughts, floods etc are some of the natural disasters resulting into huge loss of lives and properties.
The direct or indirect impacts of disasters, either natural or man-made are colossal damage, destruction and death.
Disaster management is a continuous phenomenon of mitigating the impact of the disasters.
Disaster management calls for collective and co-ordinated efforts.
India is one of the most disaster prone zones in the world due to its peculiar geographical characteristics as well as the poor social conditions in which the communities live which exposes them to the frequent destruction caused by the hazards.
For India, the major hazards are earthquakes, landslides, drought, cyclones, floods, forest fires, fire accidents etc.
In India, national disaster management authority (NDMA) has been set up to coordinate responses to natural or man-made disasters across the country.
NDMA runs various programs for mitigation and responsiveness for specific situations.