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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 106-11

A study of intersectoral co-ordination in disaster management in flood prone districts of West Bengal.

Deptt. of PSM, AIIH & PH, Calcutta

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R Biswas
Deptt. of PSM, AIIH & PH, Calcutta

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Disaster management is essentially a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary endeavor. The status of disaster preparedness, coordination among different sectors and its impact on disaster management performance were studied and compared in two flood prone comparable districts viz. Midnapore and Murshidabad of West Bengal. The perception of state level officers about important job responsibilities of other departments in relation to disaster management and its intersectoral co-ordination was found mostly satisfactory; but this desired status did not prevail at district level. Lack of co-ordination among some sectors at district levels persisted in Murshidabad district, indicating comparatively better intersectoral co-ordination in Midnapore district. Thus, 'early response following flood' the most important indicator of adequacy of pre-disaster preparedness was found significantly better in Midnapore district. On the contrary, due to liberal use of Radio transmission set for flood warning, a significantly higher proportion of affected families in Murshidabad district received early flood warning compared to Midnapore. Organisational aspects of disaster management need to be improvised with role clarity of different departments in relation to other sectors involved in this endeavor.

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