India: Technological Hazard Mitigation in Baroda and Metropolitan Calcutta
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The AUDMP India project launched from October 1997 is implemented by
Baroda Citizens Council (BCC), assisted by Urban Studies Center, Times
Research Foundation (TRF).
The Indian government has identified numerous manufacturing and hazardous
materials storage sites in densely populated urban areas. The objective
of the India project is to reduce the vulnerability of the population and
infrastructure to technological/industrial hazards in selected municipalities
or districts within the metropolitan Calcutta and Baroda areas. The
first phase of the project consists of hazard mapping and vulnerability
assessment for the target municipalities, as well as the development of
guidelines for incorporating technological hazards into urban development
planning. During the second phase, a full-scale mitigation strategy and
off-site emergency preparedness plan will be prepared and implemented for
one of the cities.
Urban Disaster Risk Management Team
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
P.O.Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
Tel: (66-2) 516-5900-10; Fax: (66-2) 524-5360; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org