Q. Consider the following statements regarding Disaster Management in India:
1. Constitution of India does not explicitly mention the word Disaster.
2. Central government used the concurrent subject to pass disaster management act.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Constitution of India does not have any explicit provision on the subject of disaster management. … As a result, the subject of disaster management failed to secure a place in the elaborate scheme of division of vital subjects between the centre and states.  

  • As far as the DM Act is concerned, the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution does not have an explicit entry on disaster management.  
  • Hence, Parliament had to trace its legislative competence for passing the DM Act to the Concurrent List entry on “Social security and social insurance; employment and unemployment”.  

Source: https://vidhilegalpolicy.in/blog/covid-19-and-the-need-for-clear-centre-state-roles/