In this article, I wanna walk you through the Disaster Management Syllabus for UPSC IAS (GS-3).

Disaster Management Syllabus

Introduction to Disaster Management

  • What is a Disaster?
  • What is a Hazard?
  • What is Vulnerability?
  • What is Risk?
  • What is Capacity?
  • Classification of Disasters
  • Disaster Management Cycle

Disaster Management in India

  • Background
  • National Disaster Management Act, 2005
  • National Policy on Disaster Management, 2009
  • The National Disaster Management Plan, 2016
  • Disaster Management Cycle in India

Natural Hazards in India

  • India: Vulnerability Profile
  • Natural Disasters
  • Man Made Disasters

International Cooperation and Current developments

  • Global Frameworks for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Partnerships with International Agencies
  • India’s Leadership Initiatives
  • Bilateral Agreements with Countries

Miscellaneous Topics

  • Disaster Insurance
  • Community-Based Disaster Management
  • Role of the Media in Disaster Management
  • Role of Social Media in Disaster Management
  • Retrofitting of Buildings-The Key is to Let it Swing
  • Climate Change and Disasters
  • Poverty and Disasters
  • Miscellaneous NDMA Guidelines
  • National Disaster Plan for Animals

Recent Disaster Management Topics for UPSC

  • Epidemic Diseases Act 1897
  • Disaster Management Act 2005
  • PM’s Care Fund
  • Kerala Floods 2018
  • Flood Governance in India
  • Flash Flood
  • Oil Spill Disasters
  • Forest Fire
  • National Disaster Management Plans for Animals
  • NPDM 2009
  • Cyclone, Floods, Tsunami, Landslides, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, etc.
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Types of disaster