1. Disaster Management is multidisciplinary and has complexity of information sharing
2. It is common experience that information is not available on real/near real time
to the community and response players. It takes long time to obtain the information
and lot more time to integrate and generate information/reports/advisories. A study
reports that 40% of the time is spent on searching for the source for information,
30% of time is spent on waiting for the information to arrive and another 30% of
the time is spent in understanding and customizing to the users requirement.
3. The Disaster Management Act 2005, Government of India reiterates paradigm shift
in Disaster Management from rescue, relief centric approach to preparedness, early
4. It is said that one dollar spent on early warning and preparedness helps in reducing
the cost on rescue, relief and rehabilitation by 7 dollars. The investment made
on early warning and preparedness has high cost-benefit ratio it comprises installation
of field monitoring sensors - weather, geological, hydrological; collection of data
on real time, transmission of the same to a central computational/analysis centre;
data processing; analysis; alert recognition; simulation through appropriate mathematical
models, customized report generation ; dissemination of the alerts/reports/advisories
to the users
5. This requires Speedy Collaboration and close cooperation between stakeholders.
6. What is needed for implementation:
It is established centrally located MCC at Bangalore to receive and analyse data,
received on near real time, from:
The Master control centre of KSNDMC is established in 10 acres and at Major Sandeep
Unnikrishnan Road, Near Yelahanka-Attur Layout in Bangalore.
The master control centre is operational 24hrsx7daysx365days.
The Varuna Mitra Helpdesk provide Alerts, Early warnings and advisories related
to natural disasters.