Fire breaks out in Bandipur again

Recently, a fresh outbreak of fire has been reported from Kundkere range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. In February, Bandipur Tiger Reserve had witnessed a major fire which spread to the adjoining Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. The Bandipur National park is located in Karnataka. It was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Wayanad… Continue reading Fire breaks out in Bandipur again

Fresh yellow warning for Himachal

India Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning for snowfall and rain in Himachal Pradesh. India Meteorological department is an agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It is the apex agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. The IMD issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous… Continue reading Fresh yellow warning for Himachal

Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system

The Odisha government has decided to retrofit lightning protection system in multi-purpose shelters across 25 districts in the state. The decision comes in the backdrop of a large number deaths due to lightning in the state. In the first phase 640 shelters would be taken up with funding support from World Bank under the National… Continue reading Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system

Palghar to get another seismometer

Another seismometer will be installed in Palghar district, Maharashtra. This would be the fourth seismometer to be installed in Palghar. Earthquakes are measured with a seismometer, commonly known as a seismograph. Palghar district has been witnessing an unusual frequency of earthquakes since November, 2018. This had led to the establishment of three temporary field stations… Continue reading Palghar to get another seismometer

Drought situation ‘grim’ as 156 taluks in Karnataka face water crisis

The Karnataka government has stated that the drought situation in the state is grim. Deficient rainfall during kharif and rabi seasons in 2018–19 has had led to water crisis in several parts of the state and worsened the condition of farmers. Drought is generally considered as a deficiency in rainfall over an extended period resulting… Continue reading Drought situation ‘grim’ as 156 taluks in Karnataka face water crisis

Odisha plans lightning alerting system

The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority has planned to establish an intelligent and automated lightning alert system. The decision comes in the backdrop of a large number deaths due to lightning in the state. OSDMA has collaborated with The Earth Networks, a USA-based organization to develop the outdoor alerting siren system. The alert system would… Continue reading Odisha plans lightning alerting system

IORA meeting on Disaster risk Management begins

The Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organising a meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Cluster Group on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) on 5-6 February 2019 in New Delhi. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), formerly known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative… Continue reading IORA meeting on Disaster risk Management begins