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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Ddmap, District Disaster Management Action Plan For Hill District Uttarkashi, (Uttarakhand)

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Harish Nautiyal, S.P.Bhandari



(Key words: Earthquake, Flash Flood, Forest fire, Himalaya, Land slide, Management and Uttarkashi)



Abstract- Present investigations were carried out on the Disaster Management Action Plan of Uttarkashi district (Garhwal Himalaya). Situated at 78º 26' E and 30º 44' N at an elevation of 1150 Mts. Above sea level on the bank of Bhagirathi river. The district is located in the most sensitive zone (zone 5) of the Himalaya. The main central thrust and the main boundary thrust lines are passing through the district. It was main focal point of the earthquake disaster in 1991 (6.4 in Richter scale). The district also faced the heavy flood in 1978, 1997 and 1998, mass land slide in Varunawat hill in 2003, 2007 and 2007, in Bhatwari village in 2011. Thus the possibility of earthquake, flood and land slides are always there. The DDMAP address the district responses to disaster situation such as land slides, earthquake, forest fire, flash flood, cloud bursting and road accidents, from these disaster some are causing extensive damage to lives and environment. The present paper highlights the planning steps of disaster management plan for hill districts (Uttarkashi).By following the disaster action plan; we can prevent or can minimize the impact of disaster and can save the lives and properties as much we can.



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