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by the National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad. Another important area in which the remote sensing techniques is helping the district authorities is providing information on sites for drilling tube wells, hand pumps, etc. In the Bundelkhand Division of the state of U.P. most part of which suffer from drought periodically, RSAC- UP has been able to provide drilling sites with very successful results.


Effort is being made by RSAC -UP in a chronically drought affected district of Lalitpur wherein

remote sensing based information on forestry, agriculture, soils, ground and surface water are being combined with demographic information, rainfall estimate and cultural practices to evolve long term measures for withstanding recurring drought conditions. The outcome of this exercise will identify the area that need to be afforested for soil and water conservation areas for further exploitation of groundwater,

areas requiring alternate cropping patterns on the requirement, and areas for recharging groundwater.

Disas ter Management Road Map of U.P.

  • (A)

    Key initiatives at state level

    • UP Disaster Management Act was passed on 11th August 2005.

    • State Disaster Management Authority set up under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. Authority has been registered.

    • A meeting in the chairmanship of chief secretary UP was held for compiling comments of state government on national disaster management policy and preparing state disaster management policy.

    • State executive committee has been formed and one meeting has been held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary.

    • Working Groups are developing Hazard Specific Plans for Earthquake, Flood, Drought and Fire.

    • State and district Disaster management authority is being made fully functional.

    • State EOC has been functional at State Secretariat building Lucknow

    • District EOCs have been built and well equipped within 13 pilot programme districts in the year 2006 from Disaster Risk Management programme.

    • Provisions of National Building Code have been adopted by the Housing Department by a government order.

    • Design of school buildings modified as per provisions of National Building Code. 6850 primary schools & 82,000 additional classrooms are been constructed this year with new earthquake resistant design.

    • Staff and students of more than 1217 schools have been oriented in disaster management. Disaster management plans have been formulated by these schools and mock drills have been conducted.

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