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					ANNUAL REPORT
Disaster Risk Management Programme

      Gujarat Initiatives (2006-07)




                 Prepared by




            Ministry of Home Affairs (GoI)
 Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA)
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
DRM Program Gujarat


Quantitative Outcome(Cumulative) at a Glance

                                         (DRM Outcomes (November 2002-March 2007)

Planning process at the Taluka (Block) & Village level (Cumulative)

-       Village Disaster Management Committee formed (VDMC) – 11342
-       VDMC members oriented & trained – 104023
-       Women from VDMC trained – 32%
-       Village Disaster Management plans finalised (VDMP) – 7734
-       Village DM plans updated by VDMC - 6559
-       Village level mock drills conducted for the different hazards - 551
-       Taluka Disaster Management Committee formed (TDMC) – 142
-       TDMC members trained – 7949
-       Taluka Disaster Management Plans finalised (TDMP) – 142
-       Taluka DM plans update by TDMC - 365 (considering twice in a year)
-       Block level Data base for volunteers trained – 218
-       Block level mock drills realized – 216
-       Progress of data entry for VDMP – 98% in all 14 districts
-       India Disaster Resource Network (IDRN) – Gujarat Status report – 25 districts – 11354
        records uploaded.
-       IEC Awareness generation activities such as Slogan writing, street plays, Bhavai, essay
        writing competitions in schools & colleges
-       Information stalls at festivals, exhibitions, melas, world observations days such as health
        day, disaster day etc.

Capacity Building & DM Orientation for Sector Specific DMTs & Government officials

-       Village DMT members trained in First-aid – 34528 of which women trained is 38%
-       Village DMT members trained in Search & Rescue – 25144 of which women trained is
        17%
-       Taluka (block) DMT members trained in First-aid – 4893
-       TDMT members trained in Search & Rescue –2719
-       PRIs trained in Disaster Management – 7921 of which women trained is 32%
-       Village volunteers trained – 7832, women participation – 31%
-       Masons trained – 1135
-       Taluka & village level government officials and other functionaries oriented in DM –
        11139
-       District level orientation meetings – (18 + 4 + 3) = 25
-       NGO orientation meetings – 56




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IEC materials Distributed & Training Manuals Developed
Awareness Material
-      Leaflets on the DRM programme for distribution
-      Earthquake, flood, cyclone and & multi-hazard map of Gujarat for display.
-      Leaflets on EQ, Cyclones, Flood, Lightening, Industrial & chemical Hazard and Tsunami
       Gujarati for general distribution
-      Atloo To Jaroor Karo (Disaster specific do's & don'ts in Gujarati)
-      Seasonal calendar with specific do's & don't highlighted for each hazard
-      Rooprekha – DRM programme outline (Gujarati)
-      Arafat Bihangabalokan – DRM programme overview (Gujarati)
-      Charts on hazard (11 types) specific do’s & don’ts
-      ‘Why Volunteer’ Leaflet in Gujarat
-      Health, First aid and CPR poster for training
-      VCD on first-aid and CPR demonstration
-      Audio-visual CD on CBDRM
-      ‘Apatti Samay Tayari’ in Gujarati
-      First Responder (Pratham Pratibhabak) in Gujarati
-      ‘Apatti Sajjata’ - Children’s Work Book on preparedness in Gujarati
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Manuals/Handbook
-      VDMP preparation handbook
-      DDMP model and guidelines in English and Gujarati
-      TDMP & VDMP Model in English and Gujarati
-      TDMP preparation guidelines
-      CDMP model in English and Gujarati
-      SDRN Manual in English & Gujarati
-      Handbook for Flood, Cyclone, EQ, Industrial hazard & Tsunami
-      WDMP Model Plan for UEVRP
-      WDMP Guidelines for UEVRP

Training Aids
-      First aid training manual
-      Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) in first aid
-       CPR Handbook
-      Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) Search& Rescue
-      Early warning & communication manual
-      SOPs for 13 categories of Block level officers
-      12 posters on Search & Rescue
Audio-Visual Material
    -      Village Disaster Management Plan
    -      Industrial and Chemical Hazard
    -      Emergency First Aid and CPR
    -      Interactive CD on Multi-Hazard Preparedness
    -      Mock Drill
    -      VCD on Industrial and Chemical hazard (Hindi)



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Reports and Documentation
-      Monthly Report
-      Quarterly Report
-      Annual Report
-      ‘District Darpan’ – District Qualitative Report
-      Taluka Darpan – Taluka Qualitative Report




INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING
AT ALL LEVELS

1.1 Disaster Management (DM) Institutionalized

Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRM) has taken strong roots at various levels of
administration in Gujarat. The Department of Revenue and Disaster Management is the nodal
Department of Government of Gujarat that handles the subject. All heads of the state
departments have been oriented on the subject of Disaster Risk Management from time to time.
All the elected members of the State Legislative Assembly were being sensitized through
distribution of IEC materials which was a novel initiative by Hon’ble speaker of the House.

Disaster Management Committees are formed at various levels and are assigned the task of
implementing the programme. Representation for these committees are drawn from elected
representatives, officials of line departments, professional bodiess, Civil Defense, NGO and CBO
representatives and local opinion leaders. Women participation in DMCs has been especially
encouraged to address the special needs of gender, particularly at the time of disaster and post-
disaster situations. DMCs are involved in preparing disaster preparedness and mitigation
planning at all levels to ensure sustainability and integrating disaster management plan into
development plan at various levels.

State Steering Committee (SSC) is formed with the Principal Secretary and Chief Executive Officer-
GSDMA being its Chairman. The SSC meets every quarter to review the progress made, discuss
issues and take decisions on matters pertaining to disaster management and sustainable disaster
risk reduction in the state. During 2006-2007, SSC has met thrice and has taken important
decisions pertaining to DRM Programme implementation and factoring DM into functioning of
all the line departments.

Table: List of SSC Meetings as on March 07
Sl.No        State Steering Committee                    Date
                      Meeting
1.       1 st Meeting                   04-01-03
2.       2nd Meeting                    25-08-03
3.       3 rd Meeting                   22-06-04
4.       4th Meeting                    15-03-05


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5.       5th Meeting                      28-10-05
6.       6th Meeting                      18-01-06
7.       7th Meeting                      09-06-06
8.       8th Meeting                      27-09-09
9.       9th Meeting                      14-03-07

Inclusion of more districts to cover various activities on CBDP under DRM Programme:
Considering the flood vulnerability, CEO-GSDMA felt necessary to expand the ambit of DRM
programme to Navsari, Kheda, Anand and Ahmedabad with the surplus DRM Project fund. The
matter was discussed at length in the State Steering Committee meeting. The proposal was sent
with recommendation to the Ministry of Home Affairs-Govt. of India. The proposal has been
accepted by the MHA. Subsequently, DRM programme has been extended to these districts.

Capacity development programmes are organized by conducting meetings, workshops,
seminars, training camps for sensitization, knowledge dissemination and developing skill sets of
various stakeholders at various levels.

Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM): GIDM is the State Training Institution (STI)
in Disaster Management working under GSDMA. Currently, operating from Sardar Patel
Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad, the institute is providing training,
education and research facilities in disaster management. It also acts as an information/ resource
center for disaster management by building up of a resource base through seminars, conferences,
research studies and networking knowledge based institutions / agencies and make such
resources available to the stakeholders. Soon the
institute would be having its own building with
state of art facilities near Gandhinagar.

The institute has been involved in designing
training courses, developing training modules and
in conducting short-term training courses ranging
from 2 to 5 days targeting officials from
Government departments at State, District, Block
levels. PRI / ULB representatives, member of
community, youth organizations, professionals
                                                        The Model Design of GIDM Building
such as engineers, doctors, planners, paramedics,
factory inspectors, technicians etc. were also covered under various training programmes.

State level Trainings by GIDM

        One day training programme on EOC Management held in six batches. 172 Deputy
        Mamlatdars (Revenue) those managing the District EOCs in Gandhinagar, Palanpur,
        Anand and Nadiad attended the training programme. Concept and usage of emergency
        communication and how to make effective use of Satellite phones/VSAT/Wireless,
        emergency communication and emergency relief communication were the major topics
        covered with demonstration.




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      Three day training workshop on Basics of Disaster Management was conducted in four
      batches for 70 officials of Gujarat Maritime Board, Forest, Revenue, Roads and Buildings
      (R & B). The sessions covered detailed deliberations and discussion on disaster
      management - an overview, emergency response, DM planning exercise, use of
      technology in disaster management, disaster forecasting, monitoring and warning system
      in India/Gujarat, relief coordination & NGO support in disaster management and so on.
      Every thematic session was followed by a group exercise and plenary presentation by
      groups. And finally feedback and valediction.
      Preparation of Disaster Management Plan is another thematic area in which a 3 day
      workshop was conducted in which 22 officials from Town Planning, Irrigation, Revenue
      and Forest Department were trained. Resource Persons from Meteorology Department,
      CEPT (School of Planning), Chief Fire Officer, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation hold
      sessions on Disaster Forecasting and Warning in the context of plan preparation, Use of
      Technology, Rescue Operations and Emergency Response and Impacts of Disaster
      Management Plan in Handling Disasters and so on. Case studies, Group works and
      plenary presentation were the methodology used during the training.

        4 days orientation cum training programmes on Flood Management and Mitigation was
        held in which, 14 Forest and Irrigation department officials were trained. Besides a brief
        overview on disaster management the training took in its purview issues such as disaster
        forecasting and warning; use of technology in DM planning; socio-economic implication
        of floods and heavy rains and mitigation measures; flood forecasting and warning
        systems- role of Central Water Commission in flood management and mitigation; impact
        of DM plans in handling disasters; mitigation measures through watershed management
        etc. Experience sharing, group exercise and presentation are the methodology used
        during the training.

        5 days training programme on Earthquake Management and Mitigation was held for
        officials belonging to health, Revenue, Panchayat, Municipal Corporation officials. Major
        thematic sessions included earthquake mitigation measures; earthquake risk and
        vulnerability assessment; DM plan concepts; earthquake emergency response; EOC
        management; medical response and post disaster issues; damage assessment of
        buildings; reconstruction and recovery –post earthquake and seismic resistant
        constructions and awareness creation and building design code. Video film on
        earthquake was shown to participants so as to sensitize them.

        2 days training on Animal Management in Disaster was held in which officials mainly
        from Animal Husbandry Department took part. 19 officials from the districts attended
        the workshop. Natural disasters and its impact on animals; animal management issues in
        disasters and animal economy and disasters was the first session. Animal husbandry
        department’s role and responsibilities in case of disasters constituted the second session.
        Relief, recovery and rehabilitation policy of Government was covered in the third
        thematic session. Experience sharing was encouraged during discussions.

        2 days Emergency Medical Response training was conducted with a view to build the
        capacity of the Medical officers. 20 medical officers were trained. Topics such as disaster
        management and medical response; emergency medical response in natural disasters;


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      emergency medical response in man-made disasters (industrial and chemical); and
      preparedness for medical emergency response were covered. Renowned medical
      professionals and experts from Civil Hospital - Gandhinagar imparted the training.

DRM Planning Workshop at Surat: The two-day
disaster management planning workshop held at
Surat on 19-20 June 2006. The Surat District
Administration took this initative to review and assess
flood preparedness planning and evaluate the existing
level of coordination among departments for post-
flood relief and recovery. Specific objectives include
reviewing the progress made under DRM programme
particularly in Plan development, identify the gaps in

coordination among departments particularly in         DM Surat addressing the district officials
emergency relief and recovery stage, sensitize         on Disaster Management Planning
various line departments on development of DM
plans and appraise the officials on Community based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP).
Participants from Revenue, Panchayat and other line departments attended the workshop.

    Agenda:
       Out of the 97 participants 8 groups were formed. These groups visited different villages
       in different Talukas (Blocks) and ULBs. Each team carried the Village and city plan
       formats, necessary literature and proceeded to the allotted villages. They interacted with
       the community in an informal Gram
       Sabha convened for the purpose.
       District Officials doing vulnerability &
       Resource Mapping at Admor in Olpad
       Block.
       In the meeting with the Village Disaster
       Management Committee they cross-
       checked the village level data and
       filled/updated     the     formats.   The
       discussions also took in its purview,         Taluka Liaison Officer-Olpad assessing the
       understanding      the      hazard    and     preparedness of a village in Surat district
       vulnerability profile of the village/city     through participatory tool
       entity and making an assessment of risks.
       Each team at the end of the day came back from the field and prepared the preparedness
       and response plan and made presentation.

    ACTION POINTS:
         Panchayat Department would play a proactive role on educating the public on
         various hazard safety measures.
         Respective Mamlatdar and Taluka Development Officer would take the
         responsibility of VDMP data updation on SDRN network.
         Police department would ensure security of people and assets at the temporary
         shelter.
         Demolition of illegal wall at Kharsad in Kamrej Taluka by R & B Dept which
         obstructs the natural flow of rain and storm water.
         NGO coordination meeting will be convened for relief coordination in post-flood
         scenario.



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          Education campaign to elicit cooperation of the public particularly during shifting to
          temporary shelter.
          Sensitizing media against negative publicity.
          Sudden conduction of mock drills to find the gaps in the plans.
          Proposal for a storm water gate for control of rain water in Bardoli city for
          preventing flooding during monsoon.

    OUTCOME
         Change in perception of District and Block level officials on preparedness,
         prevention and mitigation related issues.
         Understanding the collective responsibility by the departments.
         Better understanding of importance of planning; process of plan development and
         its utility.
         Appreciation and acknowledgement of community’s role in the entire disaster risk
         management process.
         Appreciation of importance of synergy and coordination among the departments
         Commitments by the departments to develop the DM plan and update the same on a
         regular basis.
         UNVs role and contribution towards raising a disaster resilient community was
         appreciated by the officials.

    Conclusion:
       The two days Surat DM planning workshop was a quite successful and the indicators
       are:
            Participation by the Revenue, Panchayat and Police Department Heads of the
            district.
            Active participation by department officials during question-answer sessions.
            Keenness shown by working groups during village visit and interaction at the
            informal Gram Sabhas.
            Initiatives taken by the district officials during the workshop proceedings

    Disaster Management planning workshop at Anand: Anand was one of the worst affected
    districts during 2005 flood. As part of preparedness measure the Anand District
    Administration organised a one day workshop on DM planning process. SPO-UNDP
    conducted the orientation programme on 7th June 2006 in which around 100 officials from all
    line departments attended. The objective of the workshop was to review the preparedness
    level of the district and various departments, understanding SoPs by various line
    departments pre, during, post disaster, strengthening coordination among departments and
    development of DM plans at various levels under DRMP framework. The workshop was
    concluded with the closing remarks by Director, District Rural development Agency, Anand
    district.

    State Level Workshop on Public Health in Emergencies (PHE): A three day workshop on
    “Public Health in Emergencies and Red Cross Response” was held in Ahmedabad during
    30th October to 2nd November 2006. Principal Secretary, Health, GoG inaugurated the
    workshop. 13 MBBS Doctors and 40 paramedic staff from across the state attended the
    workshop. The interactive workshop covered introduction to public health emergencies, key
    themes in public health emergencies, nutrition and food security in emergencies, emergency
    response tools and preparation of preparedness and response plan. Entire workshop was
    conducted in participatory and interactive manner with lot of group exercises, presentations,
    simulation exercises and so on. Major public health emergencies, such as Avian Flu,
    HIV/AIDS, Diarrhea, Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera, ARI, Measles and situations with multiple


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  injuries during disasters, management of casualties, injuries and triage were some of the
  important sessions of the workshop. State Project Officer-UNDP addressed the participants
  on State Emergency Health Management Mechanism which included legal, operational and
  coordination framework of Government of Gujarat in PHE; role of different institutions at
  different levels besides the DRMP institutional framework and various initiatives under GoI-
  UNDP DRM programme in the state. Deliberations on emerging issues, PHE need
  assessment, emergency preparedness and response plan and developing guidelines for the
  states are some the major outcome of the workshop.

    Gender Sensitization through Training and workshop: Addressing the needs of gender
    during and post disaster is one of the significant aspects of disaster management and
    development. Government of Gujarat is consistently trying to address this issue through
    various gender sensitization programmes involving various departments such as Rural
    Development, Agriculture, Health, Women and Child Welfare, Revenue, Information and so
    on. GSDMA, GoG, has taken up this initiative through a project mode, under the World Bank
    component and Advantage India (NGO) being the implementation partner. The project aims
    at sensitizing and orienting 4,200 key stakeholders including govt. departments, PRI
    members, NGOs and other community stakeholders through a cascade mode. 300 Master
    Trainers would be doing the job across 6 districts such as Patan, Surendranagar, Kachchh,
    Rajkot, Junagadh and Jamnagar. Sensitization and training modules are developed.
    Sensitization workshops are in progress.

    This long term perspective on gender mainstreaming would be certainly helpful in
    integrating gender specific needs into disaster management by ensuring gender equity in
    decision-making.

    International Women Day Celebration: Mainstreaming gender is one of the cross-cutting
    issues under DRM programme. Highlighting the gender concerns and enhancing the level of
    participation at all levels of decision making, planning, implementation and monitoring are
    key to the success of the programme. International Women’s’ Day- 8th March was celebrated
    to highlight this issue in Surat, Bharuch, Banaskantha and Surendranagar district. This was
    organised in coordination with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). At Limbdi in Surendranagar
    district, around 2000 women participated at a congregation (Mahila Sammellan) to discuss
    social, educational and livelihood issues. Disaster preparedness, role and special needs of
    women were some of the agenda items.

    Gujarat School Safety Initiative, (GSSI) - Phase I:
    GSDMA in association with SEEDS is implementing the
    programme to promote a culture of disaster safety in
    school communities. Phase I was implemented on a pilot
    basis in 150 schools from the cities of Ahmedabad (100),
    Vadodara (35) and Jamnagar (15) targeting both
    Municipal schools and private schools. The project
    intends to prepare school based disaster management
    plans, organize drills, and hold exhibition, plays, and
    lectures for creating awareness on safety.

    Disaster safety campaigns, demonstrations and mock drills on school safety, training of Task
    Forces in search and rescue, first aid, coordination, safety issues, suggestive measures on
    reducing seismic vulnerability of school buildings, suggestive measures for non structural
    mitigation and room wise evacuation plans are some of the elements of the initiative.




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  IEC materials such as task force badges, book labels, family hazard plan – checklist, class
  hazard Plan – checklist, posters, games, school kit and audio-visual films have been
  developed for promoting awareness and education of school community

    Training and Capacity Building - Phase II: This part of GSSI is being supported by UNDP
    through DRM Programme and implemented by GSDMA and SEEDS. Training of Trainers
    (ToT) envisaged training of teachers in each of the 25 districts of the state. The aim of the
    training was to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills to enhance the capabilities of
    teacher’s trainers.

    Methodology: 4 trainings were held for ToT covering 86 Master Trainers followed by district
    level training. For each of the district training, a District Coordinator was identified form
    among the Master Trainers of the district and the coordinator was provided with all training
    materials. The coordinator in consultation with the District Education Officer (DEO)
    identified 25 teachers representing all talukas, primary and secondary schools, government
    and private schools and invited them for the training. Three-day training was held for each
    district in which teachers were given awareness about various types of disasters and
    management strategy for each type of disaster including training on search and rescue, first
    aid and fire safety, and school disaster management planning. A total of 593 teachers were
    trained from all 25 districts of the state. These trained teachers will be able to develop disaster
    management plans for the school, train more teachers as well as disseminate knowledge on
    disaster management in schools.

    As Gujarat state will soon be introducing the subject of disaster management in school
    curriculum, making trained teachers available all over the state would be necessary. The
    District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) should include disaster management
    training in their teachers’ training calendar.

    International Conference on School Safety: Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority
    with the support and collaborative involvement of World Bank, SEEDS, UN-ISDR, UNDP
    and the Coalition of Global School Safety has organized a three day International Conference
    on School Safety from 18th to 20th of January 2007 at Ahmedabad.

    The Conference has laid the foundation of a framework of action to guide governments,
    institutions, communities and schools to adopt the various aspects of “disaster risk
    reduction” in the educational sector and in their educational programmes.

    The workshop was inaugurated by Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat and addressed by Hon.
    Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management, Shri. Kaushik Patel and Hon. Minister for
    Education, Smt. Anandiben Patel. Around 30 International guests from 17 countries and 150
    national /state experts from the field of disaster management and education attended the
    event.




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CEO-GSDMA, Rajesh Kishore sharing         Director –UNISDR, Salveno Briceno                Plenary session
National selected initiatives on school    delivering the inaugural address
            safety in India


On the third day of the conference, a public symposium was held
at Gujarat Science City campus to disseminate the outcome of the
conference to the students who are the ultimate beneficiaries of the
school safety initiatives. The symposium was attended by 600
students (primary and secondary standards) both belonging to
private and government run schools from the project cities namely
Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Jamnagar along with their teachers
and parents. Students from selected schools of Uttaranchal and
Andamans had come to interact with the students of Gujarat.
Panel discussions apart from painting, debate and extempore
speaking contests were also organized as part of the meet. 100
master trainers who were prepared as part of the Gujarat School
Safety Initiative – II participated from all over Gujarat to
                                                                          Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat
participate in the event.                                                 State at the DRM Stall in
                                                                          Amedabad




                                          National & International Participants




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  State Level ToT for NYKS Coordinators: 29 District
  Coordinators and local volunteers from Rajkot
  district participated in a 5 day Master Trainer’s
  training programme at Rajkot. The programme was
  inaugurated      by   Mayor,    Rajkot   Municipal
  Corporation. Chief Fire Officer, Rajkot Municipal
  Fire and Emergency Services and his team imparted
  technical understanding of various types of hazards
  and rescue techniques.

    NYKS and its youth clubs have done a
    commendable job in disaster response and relief,
    during Gujarat earthquake and recent disasters such     Mayor – Rajkot Municipal Corporation,
    as tsunami and Kashmir earthquake. It could further     explaining the role of Youth in CBDRMP
    play a significant role in long term disaster
    preparedness and mitigation by using the young
    and motivated volunteers to sensitize and reach out to communities in rural as wall as urban
    areas. Up scaling NYKS programmes / activities and mainstreaming disaster management
    agenda within the activities of NYKS has been required to enable this dynamic youth
    organization to play a more proactive role.

District Level Initiatives
Amreli
  Mahila Vikas Sangathan and Uthan in Rajula are the NGOs working towards strengthening
  women empowerment in Amreli and Bhavnagar district. Under these NGOs, women self-
  help groups with 1200 registered membership are engaged in various income generation
  activities. With the intention of establishing convergence with these community based
  organisations, orientation meetings were organised. Role of SHGs in disaster management
  coordination with other agencies pre, during and post disaster response was emphasized.
  At Khambha and Savarkundla Talukas of Amreli, Taluka Orientation meeting was held.
  Taluka Liasioning Officer led the meeting involving the Mamlatdar and Taluka development
  Officer of the respective talukas. All the Line Department heads of the Taluka including
  Taluka PRI members (TDMC members) and NGO representatives participated in the
  meetings. Following the inaugural address by the Liasioning Officer, Mamlatdar concerned
  deliberated upon the general hazard profile, the vulnerable villages and the existing plan
  arrangements and initiatives. Departmental heads shared their experiences and difficulties
  concerning the management of previous local specific hazards.
  Home Guards play a complementary role to police and other para-military services in any
  call during emergencies. In order to promote and encourage them to actively participate and
  volunteer in any situation arising of natural/man-made emergency, an orientation cum first
  aid training was organised in Amreli city. Home guards were oriented and educated on right
  sets of skills, standard procedures and basic first aid skills through practical exercises and
  demonstrative methods.

Bharuch
   In one of the orientation cum first aid training, 50 participants including 38 elected PRI
   members of Bharuch Municipality were oriented on basic emergency preparedness. 13
   women members also attended the training. Chief Executive Officer and President of
   Bharuch Nagarpalika chaired and co-chaired the workshop respectively. Following a brief
   presentation and an experience sharing session by the members of Bharuch Urban Local
   Body (ULB), the Medical Officer from the Bharuch Municipality deliberated upon the health
   and emergency preparedness measures in the context of Bharuch city. The City Disaster


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  Management Plan (CDMP) was also referred and SOPs of officials and community discussed
  during the meeting. First aid training was imparted by the IRCS trainer. Taking into account
  the stakeholders need (elected ward members and Municipal staff), issues such as disposal of
  dead bodies, removal and animal caracas, mass causality management and psycho-social
  needs were covered besides basics of emergency first aid and CPR. President (elected head)
  of Bharuch Municipality, appealed the elected members to raise volunteers in their
  respective Wards and train them in emergency shifting, rescue and first aid to help the
  community during flood and building collapse which are frequent hazards in the city.

     58 NSS volunteers (21 girls) and 18 DMT members were trained on emergency S & R and
    first aid at Industrial Training Institute,
    Valiya in Bharuch district. Block Health
    Officer from CHC, Valiya and local civil
    defence personnel imparted the training.
    Participants raised a number of relevant
    questions pertaining to domestic fire safety,
    CPR, bandaging and so on. The young NSS
    volunteers were very receptive and were
    committed to render service in case of an
    incident in their locality. They also told that
    they would carry the basic learning to their
    homes and disseminate the same among            Girls NSS Volunteers from ITI Valiya in
    peers and friends in the college.               Bharuch district learning basics of emergency
                                                     rescue and first aid



Bhavnagar
   Fair Price Shop (FPS) owners are members of VDMC. In an orientation meeting, 32 FPS
   holders were oriented at Mamlatdar office in a meeting convened by Mamlatdar- Palitana on
   DRM program objectives, importance and their role in the community level disaster
   preparedness. Mamlatdar also instructed them to inform quickly about any event occurred
   in the village at control room to get immediate help from the taluka or district level. Besides,
   aspects such prioritising beneficiaries for distribution of relief, identification and validation
   of the most vulnerable section under BPL in the villages and timely replenishing stocks prior
   to the monsoon and issues pertaining to hoarding and black marketing were covered.
   Participants also shared their experiences during the 2004 and 2005 flood experiences and
   identified gaps in planning and coordination.
   One day orientation meeting for ICDS Anganvadi Workers (AWs) held at Palitana in
   Bhavnagar district in two phases with the objective of ensuring active participation of local
   community particularly women at the grass-root level. Besides a conceptual understanding
   of DRM programme, the role of Anganvadi
   workers in mobilising women volunteers, greater
   participation of women during PRA i.e.,
   identifying and assessing vulnerability and
   resources of the villages were emphasised. 196
   Anganvadi workers were trained in two days.
   291 village DMTs including 87 DMCs members
   were trained on basic Search and rescue in four
   search & rescue training in Bhavnagar district. The
   objectives of the search and rescue trainings were
                                                           IRCS Trainer Officer Imparting first
   to enhance the capacity of the village DMT              aid skills to DMTs at Talaja in
   members in basic search & rescue and response           Bhavnagar


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  activities. The training sessions inaugurated by Taluka Mamlatdar. CDPO and other TDMC
  members attended the workshop.
  51 NSS female volunteers and 10 other staff members were trained on emergency first aid at
  Palitana in Bhavnagar district. The young female volunteers took keen interest in the
  participatory training programme and appreciated the importance of preparedness. They
  took active part in a mock evacuation drill in the Palitana college building and practiced
  bandaging and CPR individually and collectively. TIFAC CD was played to enhance their
  level of understanding and curiosity. Every volunteer expressed their keenness to carry the
  basic skill sets forward and share those among friends and family members.
  In Talaja Taluka in Bhavnagar district first aid training was conducted. Effort was on
  mobilising as many women DMT members for the training. Initially the male VDMC
  members have been sensitized on role of women DMT members in family preparedness. This
  has led the VDMC members ensuring maximum attendance and participation of women
  volunteer during the training programme. Besides emergency first aid, issues pertaining to
  emergency health were discussed and SoPs of DMTs was explained by the concerned UNV-
  Project Officer.
  Drawing from the success of Children Emergency Plan Development initiative at Rapar in
  Kachachh district, around 430 students of class 6th, 7th and 8th from the schools were
  oriented on CBDP processes in Palitana Taluka in Bhavnagar district. A group of high school
  students were trained through a ToT which would later undertake community based DM
  planning as well as school disaster preparedness plan development. Children are dynamic
  and powerful force in creating awareness about the program and could play an effective role
  in mobilizing the community while conducting PRA and planning related work at the village
  level. They could contribute in unique way towards development of VDMP and planning
  effective response at the time of emergency.

Banaskantha
   At Deesa Taluka in Banaskantha district 30 doctors and Rotary club members were oriented
   on DRM programme. Intention was to establish coordination between these professional
   citizen’s association and the local administration during emergency response. IEC materials
   were distributed. The event was covered by the local print media.
   331 participants from Ambaji Temple staff, Police, Home Guard, Roads and Building,
   Irrigation, Ambaji Rope safety and maintenance staff, Cottage Hospital (CHC), Forest, GEB,
   and volunteers from NSS, NCC from local colleges and community were trained on
   emergency search and Rescue and first aid at Ambaji under an integrated training camp.
   Building the capacity of temple staff and local volunteers in search and rescue, ensuring safe
   evacuation, preventing rumour and panic and administering first aid to visitors in case of an
   eventuality were the focus. The UNV team based in Banaskantha district facilitated and
   coordinated the training programme. One more round of training is requested by the
   participants for better deliverables.
   Taluka Orientation meetings held for Vadgam, Palanpur and Dahnera in which elaborate
   implementation strategy has been worked out. All line department staff attended the
   meeting. The meeting was conducted by the Mamlatdar and TDO concerned. Besides an
   overall orientation on Gujarat DM Policy and DM Act 2003, the issue of development and
   regular updation of Taluka DM plan and departmental plan were emphasised. The major
   highlight of the meeting was resource and risk mapping done by the departments through
   group exercises and presentation.
   At Palanpur in Banaskantha district, 226 Anganvadi workers were trained. Mamlatdar and
   CDPO-Palanpur both women officials took active interest all through out the programme in
   articulating, mobilising and conducting the training programme. Mamlatdar, Palanpur,
   exhorted the caring role of Anganvadi workers as a mother and sister in the community and
   underscored the vital role they could play in educating the community. CDPO, Bhartiben


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  asked for conducting such training programmes for all the Anganvadi workers of the
  Palanpur Block. It has been decided that a 3 day ToT on first aid and health would be carried
  out to raise a group of Master Trainers those would be taking the lead role in disseminating
  health education among the community.


Junagadh
   An orientation meeting was organised at Borvav village in Talala Taluka of Junagadh district
   for volunteers of Gurukripa Mahila Mandal and Divya Shakti Mahila Mandal in Talala taluka
   in Junagadh district with the intention of establishing convergence with these Community
   Based Organisations (CBOs). These CBOs are working towards economic empowerment of
   women and are engaged in various income generation activities. Emphasis was on
   developing the capacities of women to enhance their resilience against any possible hazard
   that may occur.
   At Kesod in Junagadh district 82 VDMC members from 12 villages including 23 women and
   14 PRI members took part in the Cluster Meeting.
   35 health workers including 25 women participants were oriented at Mangrol in Junagadh
   district. The objective was to ensure involvement of local health officials in mobilizing and
   sensitizing the community about their roles and responsibilities pre, during and post
   disasters and sustaining community capacities in emergency first aid and health related
   issues through dovetailing VDMTs in routine health campaigns at PHC and CHC levels.



    Kachchhh
    30 VDMT, TDMT members, 34 VDMC members, 60 NSS volunteers, 50 Ecology Club
    members, and 150 secondary school students attended the S & R training programme at
    Dayapar in Kachchh. Home guard unit of Lakhpat, Gram Rakshak Dal Unit of Lakhpat,
    Grass Depot Manager of Taluka, NSS unit of High school, Eco-Club Unit of High School,
    students and Teachers of School. Chief Fire Officer - GSECL (KLTPS-Pandhro-Lakhpat) was
    the Resource Person. Objective was to orient the volunteers on emergency safety measures
    and so that a culture of safety could be promoted among the school students. Lectures,
    demonstrations, poster exhibitions, experience sharing and learning are some of the
    methodology used during the training programme.


Surat
   In Kakdachar village of Mandvi Taluka of Surat district, 51 representatives from 12 village
   cooperatives came together in an orientation meeting. They not only provides livelihood to
   the community members but could also inculcate
   the spirit of volunteerism among the community
   and youth of the villages. Besides, their
   predominant role, how these village cooperatives
   could help mobilise and articulate the need of the
   community on preparedness, mitigation and
   effective response was emphasised. Taluka
   Liasioning officer attended the meeting and
   addressed the participants. The participants
   during the course of the meeting shared their
   experiences how they are promoting cooperative     Women Health Workers and Anganvadi
   movement in their villages. Village specific PRA   workers getting oriented on Preparedness
   mapping was planned for some villages by end       and Response planning at village level



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  of the day. At the end of the meeting members of these groups registered their name in
  different DMT list of their villages.
  94 Female Health Workers and ICDS Anganvadi
  workers of Mandvi tlauka of Surat district were
  sensitized   and     oriented      on pre-disaster
  preparedness and post disaster response. Given
  their presence and role in the villages, these
  workers were sensitized on developing the hazard
  profile of the villages, the vulnerable people
  including women, children and physically
  disabled people and their special needs during
    and after a disaster. All the workers, expressed         Women PRI member practicing rope
    keenness to work in their respective villages in         rescue techniques from multi-storied
    information dissemination and educating the building, at Mandvi, Surat district
    community particularly the women on issues of
    disaster preparedness and mitigation. They also wanted to become DMT members in first aid
    team.
    Sub-zonal officers meetings led by Liasioning Officer were held at Mandvi and Mangrol
    Taluka of Surat district. SOP of each official and how they could carry out their roles in
    coordination with various Govt and non-govt stakeholders and community was deliberated
    upon. Both Mamlatdar and Taluka Development Officer attended the meeting. DRMP
    process at the cluster and village level was discussed. The sub-Zonal officers understood
    their role pre, during and post-disaster scenario at the local level.
    54 PRI members of the Bardoli Taluka including 22 women members sensitized and oriented
    on DRMP. Sensitizing these stakeholders about their local hazard and vulnerability context
    and understanding the existing coping mechanism is vital to design and develop the
    response plan for the community. Taluka Development Officer and the Taluka Panchayat
    President attended the meeting and addressed the audience on importance of preparedness
    given the hazard profile of the area. UNV-PSO, Bardoli facilitated the programme led the
    interactive sessions to find out local hazard profile, available local resources, hazard
    experiences of the area through deliberations and discussions.
    Mandvi in Surat district has witnessed quality women participation during village level
    disaster preparedness planning. In these meetings, understanding hazard and vulnerability
    profile of the villages, need articulation for VDMP development, educating the community
    on basic dos and don’ts and deciding upon the next CBDP activities with timeline were some
    of the issues discussed. Experience sharing by the community members was promoted. 150
    VDMT members were trained in 3 training programmes at Mandvi in Emergency S & R.


Rajkot
   A training programme on first aid and search and rescue was organised for Master of Scoial
   Work students of Saurashtra University in Rajkot, in which 69 students (including 30 girls)
   participated. In their feedback, participants spoke highly on the utility of this programme
   and requested for another round of comprehensive training programme. They also put forth
   their intention to disseminate this useful information in their respective work areas.
   At Tankara in Rajkot district 244 volunteers
   including 27 women were trained on various hazard
   specific Search and Rescue scenarios. The facilitation
   was done by the Zonal and Sub-Zonal Officer and
   NUNV-PSO.




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  Given the special needs and role of women in disasters, efforts are being made to articulate
  the need for greater participation of women in emergency first aid and health across all the
  DRM districts. Three First aid trainings organised for women 131 DMTs, Anganvadi workers
  and Gram Mitra (Health) of Tankara Block in Rajkot district. After the success, the initiative
  was replicated at Padadhri Taluka in Rajkot district
  imparting training to 49 mid-wives.                      Mid-Wives learning first aid skills
                                                             at  training    programme        at
                                                             Padadhri in Rajkot district
Surendranagar
   14 Sub-Zonal officer (class III officials), each in charge of a cluster of 10 to 15 villages in
   Dasada Taluka were oriented about their roles and responsibilities in DRM programme at the
   community level. Taluka Liaison Officer
   Dasada chaired the meeting and explained the
   functional hierarchy and responsibility of each
   Govt. official in undertaking the preparedness
   and mitigation activities in their allotted
   villages including supervising and facilitating
   the village DM Plan, updating village level
   data for SDRN, conduction of mock drills,
   control room management and undertaking
   awareness       and   disaster    preparedness
    education programmes in the villages with         TDMC members at the Taluka Orientation
    the help of VDMC., Mother and Teacher             Meeting at Chuda in Surendranagar district
    Association and Parent Teachers Associations,
    local CBOs and other community leaders of the villages.
    One day orientation cum DRM training programme was held in Surendranagar district. PRI
    members, including local MLA, Taluka Panchayat President, Taluka Development Officer
    attended these meetings. Following the Panchayat elections in Gujarat a new set of PRI
    members have assumed office. Involving these newly elected PRI members and eliciting their
    support and participation was the objective. UNV-PSOs, facilitated the programme led the
    interactive sessions to find out local hazard profile, available local resources, hazard
    experiences of the area through discussions and deliberations.
    104 newly elected P.R.I. members, Talatis and Govt. officers of the Limbdi Taluka were
    oriented on DRM. The workshop has been facilitated by the lectures of Mr. M. A. Mandhra
    Mamlatdar Limbdi, Mr. Multani - TDO Limbdi, Mr.
    Devjibhai Vaghela – President Limbdi Taluka and
    NUNV PSO. At the end of workshop, Village Disaster
    Management Plan and village mock drill documentary
    film were shown to the participants. All elected PRI
    members including           village Sarpanch, Block
    Panchayat President and President-District Panchayat
    took active part in these orientation programme. They
    understood their role in pre, during and post
    disasters. They learnt how disaster risk reduction
    measures could be achieved through right
    developmental approach.

Jamnagar

    Institutional capacity building is a part of the
    programme implementation strategy. In lieu



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                                                       SPO - Orienting DDMC on SDRN and
                                                       IDRN at the District level training,
                                                       Jamnagar
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  of this, a district level DM workshop was organised. The District Disaster Management
  Committee and representative of all line departments attended the workshop. The objectives
  of the workshop include understanding the DM plan process and its utilisation, re-
  orientation on the role and SOP of officials/departments, strengthening DM planning and
  management pre, during and post disaster, conduction of mock drill and so on. DM-
  Jamnagar presided over the meeting. State Project Officer – UNDP was the Resource Person
  along with the IT Specialist. The one day orientation as felt by the participants would go a
  long way in improving the coordination between the line departments of the district at
  various levels. Knowledge of the DM Act, 2003, utility of SDRN and IDRN would help the
  administration in planning and in mobilising the resources at the issuance of warning..
  HAM Radio training programme was organised jointly by Gujarat Institute of Amateur
  Radio and, GSDMA and UNDP in Jamnagar. 43 persons were trained including 25
  government servants and 23 volunteers.            Officials and Volunteers learning use of
  Highlighting the multi-hazard profile of          HAM         Radio     for     Emergency
  Jamnagar district, DM-Jamnagar underscored        Communication in Jamnagar
  the importance of HAM radio as an effective
  alternative mode for emergency communication. Morse Key, Emergency Communication
  Van & its equipments, Walkie Talkie, equipment of Search & Rescue and first aid kit were
  demonstrated.

Patan
    102 primary school teachers joined the training programme on 8th and 9th and 10th, January.
    47 secondary school teachers trained on basic school safety and first aid. The teachers learnt
    the relevance of school safety, nature and impact of various disasters at the community and
    school, role of a school teacher in during and post-disaster and so on.
    At Kamaalpur in Radhanpur block of Patan district, Cluster meeting was held in which 75
    VDMC members including 10 women participants attended the orientation programme.
    60 mid-wives were sensitized on their role and SoP - pre, during and post disasters and were
    imparted basic first aid training at Bindoo Sarover of Shidhpur Block in Patan district. A local
    NGO named People Help and Development Trust organised this training. First aid IEC and
    training materials were distributed and training aid. Practical demonstration, practicing CPR
    on one another, bandaging, lifting of patients, triage were some of the major aspects covered.

Vadodara
   Padra Block in Vadodara district was worst affected during last flood. Thousands of people
   were to be evacuated and from villages and shifted to safer places. Realising the need for
   trained rescuers in each and every village a series of Search and Rescue training programmes
   conducted for VDMT members of this Taluka. In 4 days a total of 130 VDMTs and 39 young
   volunteers were trained water search and rescue techniques. The participants were trained in
   flood rescue using life jackets, life rings and ropes. They were also taught how to prepare
   ‘Tarapas’(floating object) out of locally available resources such as bamboo, coir ropes, jerkin,




                    DMTs Learning Basics of Search & Rescue in water at Padra in Vadodara district

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  sealed tin containers, plastic bottles and so on. The training included various types of
  drowning, search techniques, administering CPR to the drowning victim and so on. The
  entire training was done through live demonstration. Learning through practising was the
  approach used for the training. Different types of teaching learning posters pertaining to
  search & rescue techniques, lifting procedures and post-rescue first aid to drowning victim,
  SoPs and so on were used during the training.



STRENGEHENING EMERGENCY RESPONSE
The Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) has initiated several initiatives to
strengthen the emergency response system in the state. It has initiated several innovative
schemes and has made adequate financial allocations from available sources to build upon the
existing physical and man power infrastructure. Most significant thing is GoG has owned several
successful initiatives of GoI-UNDP DRM programmes. A brief overview of some such measures
to strengthen the physical infrastructure are as under:
        Emergency Rescue Kits: 3440 Life Saving Jackets, 100 Life Buoys and 600 rescue ropes
        worth Rs.18.20 lacs were procured through DRMP fund for around 80 flood prone
        talukas of the state during 2004. These rescue kits were of immense use during the flood
        2004. Concerned district authorities and village level volunteers appraised the state
        authorities about the utilities of these rescue kits in life saving. Accordingly, GSDMA
        then procured 15,000 Life saving jackets and 10,000 Life Buoys from CRF component and
        deployed in 2000 flood prone villages across the state in phase II. For improving flood
        response and evacuating the vulnerable people GoG also procured 17 inflatable rubber
        boats (6 boats for Surat, 5 for Vadodara and 6 for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) at
        a cost 57 lacs in the year 2006. MPLAD Fund is also utilized for the procurement of
        rescue boats for Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services.
        EOC: Following the initiative of MHA, GoI’s , GoG also provided communication
        equipments for all the District EOCs comprising fax, printer, scanner, computer,
        Television, radio, cell phone, EPBX, photocopier worth Rs.37 lacs. Procurement of DG
        sets HF/VHF sets worth Rs.40 lacs under process.
        Temporary Shelters: For providing temporary shelter to evacuate people at the time of
        emergency, the GoG has procured 10,000 temporary shelters which are steel folding
        structures at a cost of 143 lacs. 10,000 pieces LDPE sheets (5.4 mts x 4.2 mts.) for tent at a
        cost of 60 lacs have been procured for this purpose.
        HAZMAT Van: For chemical disaster rescue and response, GSDMA has approved a
        HAZMAT van for disaster Prevention and Management Centre, GIDC Industrial
        Association, Ankleshwar.
        Underwater Breathing Apparatus and Night Vision Glass: Considering multi-hazard
        profile and requirement of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara Municipal corporations, 18
        Under Water Breathing Apparatus worth Rs.32 lacs have been procured and handed
        over to these corporations. Similarly, for night 18 vision glasses have been procured for
        State Reserve Police force of the state.
        Ambulance Vans for Municipalities: GoG in its drive to strengthen medical emergencies
        172 ambulances vans have been procured for 172 Municipalities of the state at cost of
        Rs.800 lacs.
        Fire Tenders: at cost of Rs.1700 lac, 172 fire tenders have been procured and handed over
        to same number of Municipalities across the state.

    During 2006-07, GSDMA, GoG has procured the emergency response items as listed
    below:



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Sl.No        Equipments Procured                Numbers / Sets                     Approx.       Cost
                                                                                   (in Rs.)
1.           Under       water     breathing    18                                 31,85,902
             Apparatus
2.           Rescue Skid/Trailer                2                                  33,08,249
3.           Rapid Response vehicle             1                                  21,90,500
4.           Hydraulic Rescue Tools             4 sets                             53,74,656
5.           Night Vision Device                8                                  14,47,560
6.           EOC Items – TV, Fax, copier,                                          36,59,980
             mobile etc (10 items)
7.           Rescue Boats                       17                                 57,36,341
8.           Emergency Rescue kit (Life         1000 sets                          2,51,85,600
             Jackets / Life Buoy
9.           Temp. Instant Tent                 10,000                             1,42,60,000
10.          LDPE Tent                          10,000                             30,36,920
11.          Nazaf Maim (LJ / LB)               5000 LJ & 300 LB                   3,15,000
12.          FRP Boats                          Under Process
13           DG Sets                            Under process


Procurement and Distribution of SAT Phones: Emergency Satellite (SAT) Phones were provided
to the State and all District EOCs by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Responsible
officials from each district received the instrument with requisite instructions and guidance on
how to use and upkeep the instrument. The experts from the vendor identified by the Ministry
imparted training and made practical demonstration and addressed all the queries of the
officials. Each instrument was tried and tested before handing over.

Procurement and Distribution of Emergency Rescue Kits among Flood affected villages: In
order to strengthen the community response during flood, GSDMA, GoG has taken some
proactive steps in providing rescue kits to the most flood affected villages of the state. Learning
from the past experiences, it has been decided that it is always better to help people, in terms
building their capacity, to help themselves. Hence, 2000 villages from 8 districts such as
Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad were given such kits.
Each kit comprising of 5 life jackets, 5 lifebuoys, 1 rope (100 feet), 2 ropes (200 feet) long. During
2005-2006, flood prone Blocks were equipped with life jackets, life rings, life buoys and ropes.

•     Multi-Hazard Response Training: GSDMA and UNDP together have been successful in
      raising a trained pool of rescue personnel in multi-hazard search & rescue. Post-earthquake,
      the state has raised a pool of 50 rescue personnel those were trained at ICET, Netherlands are
      imparting multi-hazard rescue and response training to firemen across the state.

      GSDMA has initiated a month-long Multi-Hazard Response Training for Municipal
      corporation staff through Ahmedabad Emergency and Fire Services. The syllabus covers
      confined space and collapsed structure S & R (USAR), gas and chemical leak (HAZMAT)
      training, high angle rope rescue training, fire fighting operations and maintenance, road
      traffic accidents training, water rescue, pre-hospital emergency medical aid/care (PHEMA)
      and a host of practical exercises. A total of 151 fire personnel from 7 municipal corporations
      including Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Junagadh were
      trained in multi-hazard search and rescue training by the state’s Master Trainers those have



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  received training in Netherlands. Multi-Disciplinary fire fighting and Search and Rescue
  Drills Training are another 6 days training module designed for Municipal fire personnel.
  These training programmes covered all municipalities of the state. 3 Regional Training
  Centres, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat conducted this training programme for 336 fire
  personnel. Details of these trained personnel are uploaded into both IDRN and SDRN and
  are accessible.


Flood Rescue Training: Flood search and rescue is a specialized skill which requires
comprehensive training and mock exercises. Given the flood scenario of the state, GSDMA and
UNDP are collaborating with an NGO ‘Monters Disaster Management and Navigation Training
Foundation’(Nauka Talim Kendra) to train personnel across the state on flood rescue techniques
under a 12 day comprehensive training programme. The aim is to create a pool of volunteers to
deal with rescue needs particularly in flood prone districts and during the monsoon season
across all districts.

Since August 2004 till date, 42 training camps have been conducted so far, with over 2010
personnel being trained across the state. The training camps are designed to cover all the districts
of the states. The list of trained rescuers is uploaded into the State Disaster Resource Network
(SDRN) and GSDMA website (www.gsdma.org).

The training covers both theoretical and practical aspects of flood rescue including operation of
different types of boats; use of navigation tools; swimming techniques; first aid techniques
including CPR; map reading; weather related observations etc. Some mountaineering techniques
such as rappelling and river crossing have been adapted for flood rescue operations. The trainees
are also guided on how to utilize locally available materials such as coir rope, bamboo, banana
stems, rubber tubes, oil containers, jerry cans etc to prepare make-shift boats and rafts for
emergency rescue operations. In addition, the personnel are imparted basic training on all other
types of disaster including biological, nuclear and terrorist attacks, except for chemical and fire-
related disasters.

Instructors are drawn from a pool of experienced individuals who have been previously trained
at Monters and have participated in actual rescue operations. Experts on different subjects are
also invited as guest faculty. Instructors’ training and refresher courses are conducted every 2-3
months.

 Best Practice
 Public Private Partnership in Capacity Building
  In cities like Jamnagar, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Surat and Kachhchh, industries have played a
 proactive role in imparting training to village DMT members, particularly in search and
 rescue. As a part corporate social responsibility, industries such as EXCEL, GPPL, NIRMA
 Industries & Port, Kandla Port Trust Fire Station (KPLFS), GAIL, IOC, Reliance Industries,
 GSFC, ONGC, Gujarat State Electrical Company Ltd (GSECL) have come forward to build the
 capacity of local DMT members. It is due to this synergy that training could have been
 completed without mobilizing trainers from outside. Sessions covered include techniques of
 life saving from water, rescue from building collapses, fire etc.




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An emergency rescue kit is provided to all participants to take home after completion of training.
These kits are funded by GSDMA and include essential flood rescue equipment including life
jackets, rings, ropes , pocket knives, torches etc. Certificates of acknowledgment are issued upon
the completion of all training programmes to certify that the individual has completed basic
training on aquatic safety.

The training institute maintains its own stock of rescue equipment including fiber glass boats,
sailing boats, canoes, inflatable rubber rafts, life rings, life jackets, rope ladders, emergency lights,
smoke flares, navigation equipment, rescue medical units, scuba diving gear, under water
equipment, emergency communication equipment etc.



Multi-hazard preparedness planning with linkages to a strengthened network of
Disaster Management Information Centers and early warning mechanisms

Formulation of DM Plans: In Gujarat all the districts have prepared the Multi-hazard District
DM plans and submitted to the office of Commissioner of Relief and a copy to GSDMA. The
expert committee at GSDMA is reviewing these plans at present. Districts prepared the district
DM plans using the Jamnagar model plan framework which was developed by GSDMA. The
plan is a comprehensive document which includes in its purview the hazard profile of the
district, assess the vulnerability and risk vis-à-vis the available resource inventory of the district.
Besides, the Incident Command System and its application as an effective management tool at
pre-during and post disaster scenario are some of the salient features of the district plan.

State DM Plan: The state has also developed hazard specific plans on earthquake and industrial
and chemical hazards. Cyclone, and flood plan are in progress and once completed the State DM
plan will be finalized drawing inputs from all the district plans.

Hazard and Vulnerability Atlas: GSDMA in of its pioneering effort has come out with a state
Hazard and Vulnerability Atlas. The salient features of the GIS based atlas are identification of
the hazards, vulnerable areas, and risks and their ultimate repercussion on the development
gains of the state. The atlas is a comprehensive guide to DM planning, setting development
priorities and allocation of resources. Understanding the technicality of the atlas is crucial for its
effective use. Hence, the GoG is planning a comprehensive training programme for officials.

DM Plan development at Block and Village level: Block and village DM plans are in progress.
All blocks including the non-DRM districts are preparing Taluka Disaster Management Plans
(TDMP) whereas villages of DRM blocks and district undertake Village Disaster Management
Plan (VDMP). A total of 140 TDMPs and 85 CDMPs have been developed and handed over to
TDMCs and CDMCs at Taluka and city level respectively as on March 2007. The Taluka and city
plan involves data collection, compilation and analysis of data involving a series of meetings,
discussion and inclusion of feedback from the line departments both public and private agencies.
The plan features hazard and vulnerability assessment and has laid down a preparedness,
response and mitigation strategy for context specific hazards for the Taluka and city. Each plan
also features Standard Operating Procedure ( SoP) for each line department for pre, during and
post disaster. Similarly, the VDMPs provide SoPs for each DMT against various hazards for
better role clarity and effective coordination.

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Amreli




       Women PTC College students of Savarkundla in Amreli district practising mock drill on
       electrocution

   At Savarkundla, women students of PTC College conducted a mock drill on electrocution.
   One of their friends got a severe electric shock and
   fell down. The proactive college DMTs swung into
   action and followed the detail SoPs with regard to
   shifting the injured, administering first aid and later
   shifting her to local PHC.
Banaskantha
   Ambaji is a famous pilgrimage centre of Gujarat and
   situated in the lower Aravali Ranges in Banaskantha
   district bordering Rajasthan.            The District
   Administration as part of preparedness planning for
   the week long “Bhader Punam”, one of the famous            PS, Revenue, GoG addressing TDMC &
   religious festival of the state during September 2006.     Ambaji     Temple Trust on DM plan
   20 lac plus pilgrims visit Ambaji every year. For the      development
   local administration this is no more than a challenge to manage such huge public and
   maintaining law and order and maintaining overall security of pilgrims. Security has
   become the predominant concern for the administration given the recent bomb blasts and
   terrorists threats in other part of the country. In order to strengthen the local capacity, the
   administration and Ambaji Temple Authority have envisaged the development of
   Emergency Response plan for temple. For effective emergency response, it was decided that
   an on-site Emergency Response Centre (ERC) be operationalised. The ERC was equipped
   with Walkie-Talkie, stretchers; basic emergency kit Director-DRDA was heading the EOC.
   Principal Secretary, Revenue, GoG attended the meeting and gave her inputs. She
   emphasised on developing an Emergency Response Plan and operationalising a permanent
   EOC at Ambaji for effective emergency response and preparedness. The plan would address
   issues such as basic facilities, ensuring security against terrorist threats, preventing rumour
   and stampede.
.
   In Vav Block in Banaskantha district, all 121 Village Disaster Management Plans have been
   developed and handed over to the local VDMCs in a meeting chaired by the Taluka
   Mamlatdar and Taluka Development Officer and PRI members of Vav Taluka. During the
   meeting issues such as plan updation, updation of data in the SDRN and conduction of mock
   drill was emphasised.


Bharuch
   Mock drill on Flood was organized at Village Nedra situated on the bank of River Dhadhar.
   All the VDMC and DMT members actively participated in the drill and performed the
   respective roles. The DMT and DMC members referred the plan for alternative routes and
   temporary shelters for evacuation. Local resources were mobilized through using the plan.


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   More than 100 people were present at the time of drill. Usage of Locally available resources
   like Rope , sealed tin container , Coat, Bamboos, Shirts etc. were used extensively. Besides,
   uses of Life jackets, Boats etc. were also explained to them at the end of the drill.
Bhavnagar
   In order to ensure better flood preparedness in the District, Bhavnagar District
   Administration conducted mock drills on flood at the Block level on flood scenario at
   Palitana. Around 75, District Level officers, Taluka Level officers, PRI members and Grass-
   root level workers were involved in this drill with defined roes and SoPs. Dy. Sarpanch
   received the warning about the High Flow of Water from the Dam, and he informed the
   Mamlatdar and TDO on their mobile about the situation. Mamlatdar informed police dept
   and Health Dept and rushed to the village along with life jacket and rope for rescuing the
   marooned people. Villagers and DMTs had already started their activities as per VDMP.
   They evacuated the people residing in the low line area of village and shifted them to safe
   places by the local transport such as Tractor and Chakda (local transport vehicle). They also
   evacuated the school children with the help of Teachers and principle of the Primary school
   to another safe school and distributed the food to the children. The entire exercise took 30
   minutes flat.
   In Palitana city of Bhavnagar district 37 Teachers including 13 female teachers from the
   Palitana Municipal Schools were oriented and trained on basic emergency Search & Rescue
   skills. Besides a general orientation, teachers were told about identifying hazards within and
   outside the school and aware the children on issues pertaining to school safety with focus on
   fire safety, safe evacuation in case of an earthquake and observing road safety. Development
   of School DM Plan, creation of school DMC and DMTs and conduction of various awareness
   building activities were emphasised to promote a culture of safety among school children.
   On Search & Rescue, they were told how to mainstream the basic skills through conducting
   regular mock drills on school DM Plans.

Jamnagar
   All 32 class - III, III and IV staff of District EOCs were trained on EOC management. The
   objective of the training was to sensitize the staff n basis disaster management issues,
   orientation on function of control room pre, during and after and disaster and role clarity and
   accountability of staff. The training was conducted by District Disaster Management Officer-
   Jamnagar. This training would strengthen the
   emergency communication at the District EOC.
   Participatory Village Disaster Management Plans
   and Village risk and resource map following their
   development was handed over to the VDMCs of
   villages concerned at Kalavad Block in Jamnagar
   district. Taluka Development Officer (Zonal
   Officer) presided over the meeting. The
   proceedings focussed on the objective and
   relevance of the VDMPs pre, during and post
   disaster scenarios. NUNV-Project Support Officers      Taluka Development Officer Handing
   asked the VDMC to carry out regular updation of        over the Resource and Vulnerability map
   these plans. All Sarpanch and Talatis were given       to the VDMC members, Kalavad,
                                                          Jamnagar district
   practical orientation on use of village vulnerability
   and resource map pre and during disaster for
   preparedness and response.

Junagadh
   All taluka level officers of Kodinar Taluka in Junagadh district were imparted an orientation
   on State Disaster Resource Network (SDRN). A total of 12 officials both from Revenue and


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   Panchayat were oriented. Updated data was shared with the officials. Participants,
   particularly the Mamlatdars were explained how to update the data and use the data for
   Taluka level preparedness and response against a particular hazard. The data entry operators
   through practical demonstration understood the basic commands and updation procedures.
   48 Village Disaster Management Plans those developed were handed over to the respective
   VDMCs at a special meeting convened at Talala Mamlatdar office in Junagadh district. The
   final VDMP plans and its components were deliberated upon by Mamlatdar and Taluka
   Development Officer. NUNV Talala explained SoPs and the detail information available in
   the plan and these could be utilised for preparedness and emergency response. Regular
   updation of these plans has been emphasised.
   Vanthali Taluka disaster Management Committee convened a meeting to review the Taluka
   disaster management Plan (TDMP). Other agenda included reemphasizing the role of various
   Line Departments, NGOs and community in case of an emergency. During the meeting,
   Chairman of the TDMC, Malatdar-Vanthali briefed the members on the TDMP and reminded
   them about the relevance of the plan. He also drew attention of the members to Taluka level
   information and locally available resources that could be mobilised and deployed during any
   emergency situation. Representatives from Health and Education department made some
   suggestions which were taken note of and integrated into the plan. In the same meeting, pre-
   mock drill briefing was also done. The members were detailed about the structure, processes
   and reporting part of mock drill besides its relevance toward modifying a plan.
    A Cyclone drill was organized at the Mangrol City. The exercise aimed at measuring the
   Plan Prepared and preparedness level of the Taluka Administration and various other
   stakeholders including the community. Specific line departments, those participated in the
   drill include TDMC and CDMC Members. During the debriefing meeting, the findings of the
   observers presented viz.,
        • Local industrial areas are though vulnerable were not involved in the mock drill
        • When cyclone hits, it damages Kaccha structures causing injuries to the people.
            However no causality or injury was reported in this case.
Kachchh
   In Bhuj Block, 50 Village Disaster Management Plans have been developed and handed over
   to the VDMCs. The plans have been developed using the participatory methods of
   Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) while making hazard and vulnerability assessment in
   the villages. The resource available in the villages are collated and compiled in the plans.
   Data collected were cross checked for validation. The draft report was shared with VDMCs
   for feedbacks, which were incorporated into the plans. Later, in a simple meeting convened
   by Bhuj Mamlatdar and TDO plans were handed over to the respective VDMCs. In the
   meeting response strategy was discussed along with the SoPs of various DMTs. Similarly, 45
   Village DM plans have been finalised and multiple copies printed which will be soon handed
   over to the respective VDMC members, Mamlatdar, Taluka Development Officer and District
   Collector.
   Draft TDMP and CDMP of Anjar , and Gandhidham have been prepared and submitted to
   TDMC and CDMCs for review and feedback. The process involved collation of data from
   various line departments, several rounds of meetings held with the TDMC and CDMC for
   their suggestions and feedback. Data collection of for Mandavi city is in progress.
   The Taluka DM plans and City DM plans of Bhachau, Rapar, Anjar, Gandhidham and Bhuj
   Taluka were printed and handed over to the TDMC and CDMCs respectively. In the handing
   over ceremony, a detailed presentation was made on the plan development process and how
   these plans could be utilised for preparedness, effective disaster response and mitigation.
   At Bhuj and Gandhidham BSF camp, 850 jawans from 3 BSF battalions participated in a one
   day coordination workshop. IEC materials on Do’s and don’ts on various hazards were
   distributed. Multiple copies of TIFAC CD both in English and Hindi language provided.
   Kachachh district which is in earthquake Zone V, felt a series of tremors of 4.5 to 5.0


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  magnitudes in the Richter scale, causing panic among the people in the recent months. In any
  emergency, BSF deployed in Indo-Pak border is one of the main responders and take active
  part in search and rescue operations. Better coordination between the District Administration
  and armed forces is very crucial for effective rescue and response work.

Patan
    Chanasma and Harij are two municipalities of Shidhpur block in Patan district. In a CDMC
    meeting convened by the Chief Officer, all line department staff was oriented on data
    collection, compilation and preparation of City DM Plan.

    The Shidhpur City Disaster Management Plan (CDMP) in Patan district has been completed.
    Preparation of the draft took a series of meetings and discussions with all the stakeholders at
    city level. Data was collected, compiled and analysed to prepare the final draft of Shidhpur
    CDMP. Given the propensity of the city to flood, latest information pertaining to
    transportation, flood rescue teams with their contact details, location and availability of
    emergency rescue equipments such as earth mover, health related details, details of dam
    control authority and contact details of concerned citizens of the city were integrated into the
    plan.


Surat
   In meeting convened by Taluka Liasion Officer/SDM, 13 representatives of Industrial
   Association and Safety Officers from large industrial units of Palsana taluka attended the
   meeting. All the members were oriented on DRM programme and issues pertaining to
   pollution control, preparation of Off-site Emergency Plan and conduction of mock drill.
   Identifying the gaps in coordination during response between the Taluka Administration and
   Industries Association was one of the major agenda.
   A village level flood specific mock drill was organised in Bardoli taluka of Surat district.
   Kadod, Vaghecha, Uchhrel and Miyavadi villages of Bardoli Taluka those were affected
   during 2006 flood. The main objective of these mock drills was to measure response time as
   well as quality of response by various taluka level departments and village level committees
   specially constituted for disaster preparedness and response. Apart from that it was an
   attempt to make community aware and sensitized to the need of preparedness.




 Mock Early Warning, Communication and Evacuation of Community at Bardoli in Surat District (Sequence of
 Events)


    Juna Hathoda is a village on the bank of the river Tapi of Nizar block in Surat district. It was




         Women DMT members of Juna Hathoda, Nizar Taluka in Surat district water
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  badly affected in 2006 Surat flood. The village was totally submerged with ten feet water. All
  1200 habitants of the village were evacuated to a safer village in neighbouring Nandurbar in
  Maharashtra. Considering the effect of flood on women and children, their capacities need to
  be built. Girls and women of these villages know swimming; however they rarely come out
  in open to participate in a public meeting leave aside for training or mock drill. The issues
  pertaining to women, their role and strength was discussed during the village Gram Sabha. S
  & R and first aid training programme were organised for the DMT members. It is heartening
  to note that from Juna Hathoda village twenty women volunteers have expressed their intent
  to join village S & R DMTs. VDMP was developed. Before the onset of monsoon, a mock drill
  was organised at Juna Hathoda with active involvement of women DMT members.

Vadodara
    11 District level officers participated in a special flood rescue and relief coordination meeting
    programme at Vadodara Air Force Station. DM of Vadodara holds discussion regarding
    involvement of air force in flood rescue and other issues pertaining to overall coordination
    between the civil administration and armed forces.
     The Taluka Disaster Management Plan (TDMP) was handed over to the TDMC in a meeting.
    All TDMC members including Taluka Liasion Officer (SDM), Mamlatdar and Taluka
    Development Officer were present. The highlight of the meeting was to refresh the SoPs of
    line departments and usefulness of the plan. The TDMC including all line department staff
    expressed their commitment to update plan at regular interval to make it useful as it has
    proved relevant in mobilizing resources during 2005 flood in Vadodara.
    In Vadodara district ONGC conducted a mock drill on gas leakage and fire at well No-16 at
    Dabka village. This was an on-site drill. Shri N.N.Dave, Liaison Officer and Dy.Collector,
    Vadodara along with Mamlatdar- Padra were present as observers. As per the Response Plan
    the drill was executed. The drill took 14 minutes. Debriefing meeting was conducted under
    the Chairmanship of Dy. Collector, the Chairman of Local Crisis Group. Both positive and
    negative points were discussed during the debriefing meeting.

Surendranagar
    In order to ensure better flood preparedness, Surendranagar District Administration
    conducted mock drills at the Block level on flood scenario in Dasada, Dhangadhra, Halvad,
    Lakhtar, Chotila and Muli Blocks of the district. Mock drill was conducted on the Taluka
    Disaster Management Plan. All line departments took part in the mock drill. At the end of the
    drill de-briefing meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Mamlatdar and Taluka
    Development Officer. The major outcome of the exercise was improved coordination
    between departments and minimizing the gaps in the DM planning.


Conduction of Mock Drill: Government of Gujarat/GSDMA has given a special focus on
conducting area specific scenario mock drills to address the vulnerability and risk assessment in
all the 14 DRM programme districts. These drills are conducted in partnership with the
state/district/local administration, line departments, municipal corporations along with other
NGOs, Industrial and corporate bodies. On 11th October 2006, mock drills were conducted in all
the 25 districts based on the vulnerability and hazard profile of the districts. The department of
Revenue facilitated this state level initiative as directed by the Director of Relief and the DRM
project staff provided technical support to the district/taluka/block/village level administration
in mobilising and conducting the mock drills.

In Gujarat, mock drills have been conducted at various levels to test the preparedness level
against different types of hazards listed as under:


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 District          Block          Municipality/Village     Scenario               Remarks
 Vadodara          Dhaboi         Dhaboi city (ULB)        Earthquake
                   Sinor          Taluka level             Flood
                   Nasvadi        Taluka level             Flood                  Non-DRM
                   Sankheda       Taluka level             Flood                  Non-DRM
                   Jaetpur Pavi   Taluka level             Flood                  Non-DRM
                   Kwant          Taluka level             Road accident          Non-DRM
                   Chota          Taluka level             Earthquake             Non-DRM
                   Udaipur
                   Savli          Taluka level             Earthquake
                   Padra          Goriyad village          Flood
                   Karjan         N.H.8                    LPG         Tanker
                                                           accident
                   Choryasi       Sachin, GIDC (district   Off-site drill on
 Surat                            level)                   Ammonia Leakage
                   Mandvi         Kakrapar                 Off-site  drill at
                                                           Kakrapar Nuclear
                                                           Power Plant
                   Bardoli        Kadod village            Flood
                   Choryasi       Varthana      Kosad      Flood
                                  village
 Bharuch           Ankleshwar     Ankleswar GIDC           Off site Mock drill
                                                           on Olium Leakage
                   Amod           Rosa        Tankariya    LPG Gas Leakage in
                                  village                  IOCL Bottling Plant
                   Valiya         Dungri village           Industrial      Gas
                                                           leakage
                   Valiya         Silodi                   Road accident
                   Vagra          IPCL, Dahej              Industrial fire
                   Hansot         Taluka level             Flood
 Patan             Patan          District level           Earthquake
                   Sidhpur        Taluka level             Flood
                   Radhanpur      Kamlapur village         Earthquake             Village
                                                                                  level

                   Chanasma       Chanasma       (Taluka   Earthquake
                                  level)
                   Chanasma       City level               Fire
                   Harij          Taluka level             Fire
                   Sami           Taluka level             Fire
                   Santalpur      Taluka level             Fire
 Rajkot            Rajkot city    District level           Serial Bomb Blast
                   Tankara        Tankara town             Earthquake
                   Padhdhri       PadhdhriTown             Earthquake
                   Maliya         Maliya Town              Cyclone
                   Jasdan         Jasdan town              Fire
                   Wankaner       Wankaner town            Gas Leakage
                   Lodhika        Lodhika town             Flood
 Junagadh          Junagadh       Corporation level        Fire due to Electric   School
                   city                                    short circuit          level


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                   Mangrol       Mangrol town              Cyclone
                   Vanthli       Sapur village             Cyclone
                   Vanthli       School level              earthquake
                   Kodinar       Taluka level              cyclone
 Bhavnagar         Palitana      city level                Fire
                   Mahuva        Mahuva city               Fire                   At school
                                                                                  level
                   Talaja        Taluka level              Fire                   N.J.Dosi,
                                                                                  High
                                                                                  school
                   Bhavnagar     Nari village              Earthquake             Taluka
                                                                                  level
                   Vallbhipur    Taluka level              Cyclone                School
                                                                                  level
                   Ghogha        Taluka level              Fire
                   Ghogha        Avanya village            Fire                   Farm lands
                   Sihor         Taluka       level/city   Fire                   Non-DRM
                                 level
                   Bhavnagar     Silver Bell School        Fire
                   city
 Amreli            Savarkundla   Taluka level              Earthquake
                   Khambha       Taluka level              Flood
 Surendranagar     Limbdi        Limdi town                LPG           Tanker
                                                           accident
                   Dasada        Nabrangpura village       Building collapse
                   Chotila       Khatdi      Dakabdala     Flood
                                 village
                   Vadhvan       Vadvan village            Drowning accident
 Banaskantha       Amirgadh      Amirgadh         Para     Earthquake
                                 (Village level)
                   Amirgadh      Taluka     level  (on     Road accident
                                 N.H.8
                   Deesa         Block level               Road accident
                   Bhavor        Taluka level              LGP Gas leakage        Non-DRM
 Gandhinagar       Dehgam        Paleya village            Flood                  Non-DRM
 (Non-DRM          Gandhinagar   Indroda village           Earthquake
 District)         Mansa         Lodra village             Flood
 Mehesana(Non      Unjha         Taluka level              Fire
 -DRM District)    Mehesana      Mehesana town             Fire in the LPG Gas
                                                           Godown
                   Bechraji      Block Level
                                                           Fire
                   Visnagar      Block Level               Fire in the LPG Gas
                                                           Godown
                   Satlasana     Block Level               Drowning & Rescue
                                                           drill at Dharoi Dam
                   Vijapur       Block Lvel                Fire
                   Vadnagar      Block Level               Road accident
                   Kadi          GIDC, Kadi                Fire
                   Kheralu       GIDC, Kheralu             Fire
 Panchmahals       Lunavada      Taluka level              Flood


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 (Non-DRM          Derol                                   Dam Burst
 District)         Morva           Taluka level            Dam Burst                Morva
                   Hadap                                                            Dam
 Kachchh           Rapar           Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Bhachau         Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Anjar           Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Abdasa          Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Lakhpat         Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Nakhatrana      Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Bhuj            Taluka level            Earthquake
                   Mundra          Taluka level            Cyclone
                   Mandvi          Taluka level            Cyclone
 Porbandar         Porbandar       Taluka level            Cyclone
                   Ranavav         Taluka level            Cyclone
                   Kutiana         Taluka level            Flood
 Valsad            Magod           Village level           Flood
                   Dungri
 Dahod             Dahod, GIDC     District level          Industrial Fire
                   Jhalod          Taluka level            Fire
                                   Village level           Building collapse
                   Devgadhbari
                   a
 Narmada           Nandod          Village level           Boat capsize
 Jamnagar                          Taluka level            Tsunami
                   Salaya
                                   Taluka level            Cyclone

                   Jodia
                                   Taluka level            Earthquake


                   Jam Jodhpur
                   Dwarka          Tata Chemicals Ltd.     Industrial fire
                                   Mithapur    Taluka
                                   level
                   Dwarka                                  Fire
                                   Tata Chemicals Ltd.
                                   Mithapur (TCL)


School Emergency Drill in Bhavnagar: This year, 11th October, 2006 is celebrated as United
Nations Natural Disaster Reduction Day. Bhavnagar Municipal Corporationtook an initiative to
conduct a Mock Drill at school level to aware and prepare the students of primary to higher
secondary for any kind of disaster. Silver Bells school is selected for location because of much
strength (around 3000) and four buildings having three floors in each in a campus. Bhavnagar
Municipal Corporation and Silver Bells School has jointly organized a Mock Drill Programme
with the help of Fire & Emergency Services, BMC and Excel Crop Care Ltd. on 11th October,
2006.




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Total 1700 students were evacuated to safe area in 90 seconds only. 125 teachers from Silver Bells
School and 75 teachers from other higher secondary schools and total 3000 students witnessed
the program.




                    Evacuation and Rescue By SDMTs at Silver Bell School, Bhavnagar




                 First aid SDMTs administering and shifting injured to hospital, Silver Bell School,
                                                   Bhavnagar


Besides, offsite and on-site industrial emergency drill were also conducted. Indian Petrochemical
Company Limited, Dahej in Bharuch district organised an on-site drill on flash fire in electric sub-
station near CT 04 and ingress of smoke. In Ankleshwar Industrial Association organised an off-
site mock drill to verify the performance of the Off-Site Emergency Response plan. The District
and Rajkot Municipal Corporation hold a mock drill on multiple bomb blast in Rajkot city.

Flood Preparedness Meeting: A State level Pre-monsoon preparedness meeting was held in
Gandhinagar chaired by Hon’ble Chief Secretary of Gujarat in April 2006. Principal Secretaries of
various departments, CEO-GSDMA, Commander of Air force, Station Directors of Doordarshan
& All India Radio, Director, Indian Meteorological dept., Chief General Manager, Gujarat
Telecommunications, Director for Rural Broadcasting, Director, Western Railways,
Superintendent Engineer, Central Water Commission attended the meeting to review the state’s
flood and cyclone preparedness and response plan. Heads of departments suggested measures
while updating the plan.

Likewise Regional level meetings for Pre-monsoon preparedness was held at Mehesana covering
districts from Saurshtra, Kachchh and North Gujarat districts and at Vadodara covering South
Gujarat districts. Commissioner of Relief, Gujarat State, Director of Relief, Director, IMD and


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SPO-DRM Programme attended the meeting and reviewed the preparedness level of the districts.
Each Block of the district subsequently organised meeting with the Block line departments
chaired by the concerned Block Liaison Officer (Deputy Collector) for disaster management.

Manuals & Literature developed: The training manuals for preparation of DM plans, including
database formats for all the levels have been prepared in the local language and field tested. In
Gujarat, model DDMP, TDMP, CDMP, VDMP and WDMP have been developed to facilitate




                    IEC Materials Developed under DRM Programme in Gujarat


preparation of plans. SOPs and manuals for first aid, Search & Rescue, CPR & first-aid pocket
size booklets and handbooks have been developed for distribution to different DM teams. A
programme manual on Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Programme (UEVRP) has been
developed in Gujarati for programme cities this year. A series of twelve posters have been
developed as training aids for S & R training programmes.

Hazard Manuals for Earthquake, cyclone, flood and industrial accidents have been developed
and distributed to all the district and taluka officials in the state. In addition leaflets and do’s and
don’ts along with safety tips addressing fire, tsunami, flood, cyclone, flood, and industrial and
chemical hazards have been developed which are extensively used during orientation and
training programmes..



Disaster Management and Mitigation Awareness generated at all levels

Gujarat has adopted a multi-pronged communication strategy for awareness generation and
education of the communities. Awareness rallies, campaigns, public meetings, demonstrations,



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displays, workshops, seminars and school competitions are organized in both programme and
non-programme districts. Local print and electronic media particularly the local cable channel are
used for information dissemination. Local folk media such as ‘Bhavai’, ‘Diara’ and ‘Rangla
Rangli’ shows is put to effective use while sensitizing the community on preparedness, planning
and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters.

 GSDMA has launched an awareness campaign on various issues of preparedness and safety
round the year. Home owner’s Guide on seismic and fire safety in domestic households are
developed and distributed. Similarly the mason training manual on seismic safe construction
techniques has been distributed among masons during training programmes. Booklets, handbills,
poster and press advertisements on “cyclone preparedness” released for public awareness.
Different audio-visual mediums used for awareness generation can be broadly categorized as
under:


CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR REDUCTION OF NATURAL DISASTER:
In order to enhance the level of awareness and engender a culture of safety, the International Day
for Natural Disaster Reduction is being celebrated across the state. The eve is marked with
diverse awareness and education campaigns at all levels. This year the event was celebrated at
the Gujarat Council of Science City on 11th October with host of activities such as seminar,
exhibition, interactive games, competitions among school children such as poster painting,
debate and so on.

Inaugurating the workshop, Shri B. R. Patel, the
State Project Officer, UNDP-Gujarat, stressed the
importance of disaster risk education and
awareness. He also discussed at length on the

disaster risk reduction practices in the school and       Panel of Experts in IDNDR Day Workshop at
urged the participating teachers to make the              Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad
activities lively and interesting with the students.
Shri Patel also advised the participants to develop a suitable strategy to make the disaster
learning as institutional with good networking and coordination. Shri J. C. Chudasama, Director
(Housing and Administration) interacted with the participants and discussed on the role and
activities
of the GSDMA in managing disasters in the State. Earlier, Shri Manoj R. Kothari, Executive
Director, GCSC welcomed the participants and the dignitaries and briefed about the aims and
objective of the workshop. He also informed the participants about the International Year of
Planet Earth which has to be celebrated worldwide from the 2007-09. He advised the participants
to inculcate good practices to reduce disaster risk through education, knowledge and innovation.
Shri Radhey Shyam Goel, Chief Engineer, Central Water Commission also discussed on the role
of educational institutions and NGOs in disaster management and interacted with the
participants on sustainable development.

In the after noon, the participants experienced some mock drills on different disaster reduction
practices coordinated by Shri Mrugesh Rawal, NUNV-Project Officer, GSDMA-UNDP. Shri Sarat
Panda, Programme Associate of UNDP-Gujarat, Shri Siddharth Choudhury, Sr. Executive,
GSDMA had a session on participatory discussion and interacted with participants about
networking and follow up activities on the above theme.




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About 70 teachers from different districts, mostly the senior lectures and science advisers of
District Institute of Educational Training (DIET) were actively participated in the one-day
workshop and brainstormed for designing suitable risk management and practices for the school
children.

A set of 25 activities on understanding earthquake, designed by the Vigyan Prasar was
demonstrated. The participants received activity kit and
certificate in the valedictory function, attended by Shri
R. M. Tanna, Deputy Municipal Commissioner,
Bhavnagar and Shri Manoj Kothari, Executive Director,
GCSC. The programme was culminated by screening of
an award winning film ‘Climate Change – an untold
story’ presented by Shri Satish Deshpande, Manager,
British Library, Ahmedabad.

An illustrative poster exhibition on the above theme was
arranged for this occasion. The participants played a       Students Enjoying the Interactive game
game titled as ‘Risk land’ specially designed for the       on school safety
workshop. In addition to workshop participants, about
905 school children and 200 other visitors visited the Science City and also the exhibition and
played the game. The programme has been received a good response from the participants,
resource persons as well as the local media. The United Nations International Strategy for
Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has also selected the programmes and activities held on this day at
the Gujarat Science City and published on its home page.

In addition to various natural disasters like earthquake, floods, fires, volcanic eruptions, tropical
storms, tornadoes, electric storms, landslides, droughts, plagues and other phenomenon such as
El-Niño and La-Nina are a part of nature, there are now some man- made disasters like terrorist
attack and kidnapping for which our children have to be prepared for safety practices.

We can not stop natural phenomena from happening, but we can make them less damaging if we
understand better, why they happen and what we can do to prevent or mitigate them. Working
together, we can make a difference was the message.

Exhibition in Ahmedabad City: One day Exhibition on DRM was organized in Science Fair at
Shree P D Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar, Ahmedabad on 6th October, 06. Various
posters on disasters specific do’s & don’ts & IEC materials have been displayed in exhibition. Mr.
Brijesh Nayi, Trained DM volunteer of UEVR Program has handled overall exhibition and
oriented visiting teachers and students. 95 persons have visited this exhibition. 458 booklets of
Cyclone, Earthquake, Industrial accident & Flood have been distributed.

Similarly in Ahmedabad, in another three day Exhibition during Science Fair at Shri Vikram
Sarabhai Community Science Center, Navarangpura a display stall was put up on DRM on 10th,
12th & 13th October, 06. 719 teachers, parents and students visited this exhibition.

Engineers Day Celebration: On 15th September 2006, more than 200 engineers and architects
participated in a one-day symposium- ‘Role of Engineers in Natural Disaster Mitigation and
Management’, under the auspices of Institute of Engineers, Local Centre, Indian Society for
Technical Education Local Chapter and Central Committee of Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya
(Engineering College), Anand on eve of the 39th Engineer’s day celebration. Issues discussed
during symposium were infrastructure management, risk and vulnerability analysis using space




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technologies such as remote sensing, satellite communications and Global Positioning Systems
(GPS) etc.

PRI Sensitization cum Awareness Building: In Vadodara, a Regional “PRI Sammellan” of newly
PRI members was organised by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department. Hon. Chief
Minister, Gujarat state addressed the people’s representatives. More than 30, 000 PRI members
from district, Block and village level attended the programme. In this regional Sammellan elected
representatives from Central and South Gujarat districts viz., Vadodara, Kheda, Anand, Bharuch,
Panchmahals and Narmada took part. An exclusive DRM stall has been put at the venue
featuring IEC materials such as posters, pamphlets, training aids on first aid, Search & Rescue
and so on. CDs on earthquake safety tips, Community level VDMP development, industrial and
chemical disasters, TIFAC movie and a host other audio-visual materials were used while
interacting and orienting the visitors.




 Newly elected PRI members receiving information on preparedness and community disaster response at
 Regional PRI Sammellan at Vadodara


its link with development. Information pertaining to understanding and responding to disasters
particularly flood; use of locally available resources in rescue and response, use of flood rescue
equipments such as life jackets, rings, ropes in life saving and specific do’s and don’ts for
receiving food air dropping were disseminated to the PRI members. Display, demonstration,
answering probing questions, interaction and listening are some of the methodologies used for
effective information dissemination and education.

Amreli
  In a two-day school awareness campaign at Savarkundla, series of awareness generation
  activities conducted. All the teachers and students of the Taluka school were sensitized on
  the hazard profile of the Taluka and Gujarat state at large during the morning Prayer.
  Different hazards such as flood, cyclone, tsunami and earthquake were explained along with
  their nature, reasons and impact. Various IEC materials, photographs, paper cuttings were
  displayed to sensitize the school community. This was followed by a debate, essay
  competition. During the afternoon session, a poster competition was organised to find out the
  creative intent of the students in colours. Students actively participated in the competition
  and portrayed their learning and experiences on canvass.

Bharuch

    In Valiya Block of Bharuch district, an awareness workshop was organised for Cluster
    Resource Coordinators with the aim of orienting the teacher educators (Cluster Resource
    Coordinators) under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) as disaster preparedness has become an
    integral part of teachers training programme across the state. Topics such as concepts of DM,
    impacts of different disasters on the community and school, issues pertaining to


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  preparedness, prevention and mitigation role and responsibility of teachers at school and
  community level, need for school DM plan were covered. At the end of the workshop, CRC
  participants identified a list of school level activities those could be conducted at the school
  level to educate, aware and train the teachers and school children on preparedness and
  response against various types of disasters.

Bhavnagar

    In a week long school awareness campaign
    at Vallbhipur in Bhavnagar district poster
    making/ drawing and debate competitions
    were organised to sensitize the school
    children on their vulnerability and how they
    could react in different hazard contexts.
    Before starting competitions, enthusiastic
    children put queries about the role of
    government; to whom they should contact
    and how they could help others and so on.
    In these competitions, a of total of 239

    students participated from different schools.     Girls Students enacting a Role Play on
                                                      impacts of disasters at a school in
Jamnagar                                              Bhavnagar, Gujarat
   National Fire Safety Day was celebrated at
   Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation (GSFC), Sikka in Jamnagar, Sr.Manager, Fire & safety,
   AGM and UNV-DPO spoke on various topics pertaining industrial safety, prevention
   industrial accidents and role of community members in emergency response and so on.
   Poster and drawing competitions held in secondary school students in Moti Khavadi on
   topics such as home safety, road safety and fire safety.
Kachchh
   NSS Group performed a mass awareness rally on Earth Quake at Sayara and Guneri Village
   of Lakhapat in Kachachh district. VDMC and village volunteers marched in the village
   chanting preparedness related slogans in the morning hours. NSS volunteers wrote DRM
   related Slogans at public places in these villages. A street play on earthquake was performed
   by NSS students in ‘Kachchhi’ language with Title "Hi to Kenuj Khapatu" in the evening.
   During this campaign, nearly 800 people were oriented on basic preparedness.
   The District Administration led by Collector-Kachchh hold a seminar on Community Based
   DRM Programme at the Ayojan Bhavan, Bhuj. UNDP staff facilitated the conduction of the
   seminar. The objective of the workshop was to re-orient the Govt. officials, line departments
   on the relevance CBDP and operatioanlising the DM plans at the time of emergency. 89
   officials attended the seminar. Cabinet Minister, Shri.Ramnbhai Vora, Minister, Social Justice,
   GoG graced the occasion.




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Surendranagar

    Writing the basic dos and don’ts in the walls is a communication strategy followed in Gujarat
    DRMP for information dissemination. In
    Dhangadhra this activity was carried out
    through involving teachers and village
    volunteers.
    Putting up Disaster management cell in various
    fairs, melas and exhibitions is one of the
    awareness building strategy in Gujarat. In
    Dhangadhara Taluka in Surendranagar district
    the District Education Department organised
    annual Science fair. The fair/exhibition was
    visited by 50 teachers, 400 students and more
    than 100 community members visited the
    exhibition. IEC materials were distributed,
    posters displayed and basic information on
    emergency preparedness, do’s and don’ts were
    shared with inquisitive visitors.
    GSDMA and UNDP in coordination with Sports
    Council of Gujarat organised the VILLAGE
                                                          Wall Painting on Do’s and Don’ts at
    OLYMPICS during Tarnetar Festival during
                                                          Public Places
    September 2006 in Surendranagar district. Youth
    volunteers from across the state participated in various events organised during this local
    Olympics. Youth volunteers were oriented on issues individual, family and community
    preparedness through various practical demonstrations. Special stall featuring various IEC
    materials and equipments was put to disseminate information among the visiting public.
    Volunteers those participated in various sports and cultural events were provided with T-
    shirt and Cap with GSDMA & UNDP logo. This event drew tremendous attention of the local
    community and media.

Surat

     Drawing competitions were organized in
    primary schools of Kanav, Malekpor and Siyod
    villages of Palsana taluka in Surat district. The
    theme was pre, during and flood scenario. From
    these schools 69 students participated in the
    competitions. Awards were given to the winner.
    This competition elicited a great deal of
    enthusiasm among the school community and
    teachers in these schools wanted to conduct
    such competitions in future as well.              Absorbing students at one of the IEC
    81 schools participated in the Block level        Displays at the schools of Surat district
    Science Fair at Kamrej in Surat district.
    Students of Std.V, VI and VII prepared various projects. Thousands of students, teachers and
    parents visited the fair. An orientation programme was scheduled for school children on that
    occasion. Posters those were developed by school children earlier were exhibited. UNV-PSO
    in two separate sessions oriented the children and teacher on disaster preparedness and
    school safety. Understanding various hazards such as flood, cyclone, earthquake, accidents
    and industrial and chemical hazards and ensuring individual and school safety in case of


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  such an incident. The President of Teacher Union appealed the teachers to work in the
  direction of awareness building, preparing the school
  safety plan and conducting mock drill in their schools for
  enhancing school safety. In a special exhibition, all IEC
  materials were exhibited and curious young students
  asked several interesting questions to the UNV in-charge
  of the stall. Taluka level officials also visited the stall and
  appreciated the initiative. Inspired by interaction, several
  teachers promised to motivate students to prepare school
  safety related projects during 2007 Science Fair.
  School level awareness creation activities were organised
  in primary schools of Vadoli, Ancheli, Babla and Ninat
  villages of Bardoli Taluka in Surat district. Drawing,
  Essay, Debate and Handwriting competitions were held in
  primary schools. 115 students participated in these             Demonstration and School
  competitions.                                                   Competitions in Surat district for
                                                                    sensitizing the school community
Vadodara

    At Padra town in Vadodara district the local NGO - DISHA in one of it awareness campaign
    held a poster exhibition on HIV/AIDS awareness. Local UNV networked with DISHA and
    put a stall to show case DRM programme among the community. All IEC materials were
    exhibited; audio-visual show on Industrial Chemical Disasters, TIFAC movie and Bhavai on
    Disaster preparedness were shown to the audience. More than 500 people witnessed the
    event. Community members after watching the IEC materials wanted to learn more about
    disaster preparedness and showed willingness to become volunteers for disseminating
    Disaster preparedness messages across the communities.
    60 students those from Std.II, III and IV participated in a drawing competition at Sangma
    village of Padra Block in Vadodara district. The children drew mainly on impact of flood,
    road accidents and environment degradation and so on. The evaluation team visited the
    school on that day and observed the keenness of children while portraying their thought in a
    piece of drawing sheet. The team appreciated the sense of involvement and intensity of little
    children. Entire village community including parents visited the school to see the creativity
    of their wards.




Disaster resistant and cost effective housing technologies promoted

Issuance of Guidelines and Codes: GSDMA has initiated a series of measures for promoting safe
housing technologies in the state. The Guidelines provided are for :
       Using local materials in hazard resistant construction
       Low cost construction and retrofitting
       Cyclone resistant construction of buildings
       Construction of compressed stabilized earthen wall buildings
       Repair, reconstruction and retrofitting of masonry buildings
       New construction and reconstruction



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      Control on quality of construction

Retrofitting of Public Buildings: As part of long-term mitigation measure, initiative for
retrofitting of the undamaged critical public buildings, such as health sector buildings, hospital
and other public buildings in seismic zone - V, IV & III has been undertaken for the first time in
the country.

Inclusion of DM in Engineers and Technical Institutions Curriculum: It was realized that the
training of practicing engineers alone would not meet the requirement on a long-term basis.
Hence, it is essential to impart necessary skills to the graduating engineers and diploma holders
during their degree/diploma course itself. Hence, task of syllabus revision of engineering and
polytechnic colleges was undertaken by experts and implemented through a government
resolution. The revised syllabus incorporates basics of seismic engineering as part of civil
engineering. All the engineering and polytechnic colleges of the state have already adopted the
revised curricula.

Disaster management has already become a part Primary Teachers Training syllabus. Syllabus of
8th standard has been revised to incorporate disaster management. A committee has been set up
by Education department to revise the school curricula.

Promotion of Housing Insurance as a Risk Transfer Mechanism: To reduce the financial
burden on the house owners and Government in the aftermath of a disaster, Government of
Gujarat made mandatory, an insurance cover for all the houses reconstructed under this
program. 14 types of risks, including fire, earthquake, explosion, cyclone, flood etc are covered
under the insurance for a period of ten years. For insurance penetration, GSDMA is partnering
with insurance companies, NGOs and also organizing workshops, seminars etc. This apart, a
number of IEC activities have been taken up and insurance has been made one of the agendas of
Gram Sabha meetings.

Masons Training on Disaster Resistant Housing Construction as a part of CBDP:

City Consultation Meetings: With the objective to bring together key officials of all line
departments, to sensitise decision makers to issues relating to seismic safety in construction,
retrofitting of existing buildings and to raise awareness amongst the population at risk and
identify the measures that can be taken to mitigate them, City Consultation meetings have been
conducted in 4 cities (Surat, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Rajkot cities).

Sensitisation meetings for architects, engineers and planners: in Surat and other UEVRP cities
sensitization cum orientation meetings was held to focus discussions on disaster resistant and
cost effective housing technologies, development of City Disaster Management plan. In these
meetings CDMC members participate actively and provided suggestions on how the local
communities of cities can be involved and be prepared in the multi-hazard scenarios were
conducted. Similarly, ward level meetings are organised in all these cities.

City Consultation Meetings: With the objective to bring together key officials of all line
departments, to sensitise decision makers to issues relating to seismic safety in construction,
retrofitting of existing buildings and to raise awareness amongst the population at risk and
identify the measures that can be taken to mitigate them, City Consultation meetings have been
conducted in 4 cities (Surat, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Rajkot cities).

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Sensitisation meetings for architects, engineers and planners: in Surat and other UEVRP cities
sensitization cum orientation meetings held to focus discussions on disaster resistant and cost
effective housing technologies, the development of City Disaster Management plan and
suggestions on how local communities of cities can be involved and be prepared in the multi-
hazard scenarios were conducted. Similarly, ward level meetings are organised in all these cities.

Engineers Orientation cum Training Need Assessment Workshop (TNA) in Junagadh city: In
Junagadh city a one day orientation workshop for engineers and architects was held on 9th July
2006. Around 60 participants from Government departments, city engineers, town planners and
private practicing engineers attended the workshop. Mayor of Junagadh inaugurated the
workshop and delivered the Opening remarks.

The workshop comprise of seven sessions such as:
Session 1: Why structure fails
Session 2: Designing the homes and not houses
Session 3: Building for future
Session 4: Project Management
Session 5: Learning form Past
Session 6: Retrofitting
Session 7: Training Need Assessment

Methodology: various audio visual media such as
presentations, group discussion, experience sharing
and question-answer sessions.

Resource Person: Technical sessions were taken by the
trainer Mr.Dipan Shah from Society for Environment
Protection and overall sensitization was done by the
UNV –Project Officer – Junagdh city.

Outcome: The Junagadh city’s building structures,
status of structures and techniques used therewith
were understood through mutual discussion.
Participants expressed their interest and need of a
comprehensive training programme. Interesting
suggestions and recommendations were made by
participants who helped in designing the module of
the training programme, deciding the date and venue
and obtaining a sense of commitment from the
participant engineers and architects.

 Professional Civil Engineers Bill: Gujarat has come
out with a draft Bill for issuing license to civil
engineers, the first of its kind in the country. The draft
bill was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and has

been passed. This would certainly go a long way as           Municipal Engineers Rajkot city Learning
strong structural mitigation measure in the state of         Impact of Earthquake on structures at the
Gujarat.                                                     Earthquake Engineering Laboratory at
                                                             L.D.Engineering College, Ahmedabad




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One Day Engineers Orientation cum Training Need Assessment Workshop (TNA) Jamnagar
and Rajkot city: Under UEVR programme, training of engineers on earthquake engineering is an
imoptant component. Sensitization and need assessment of a target group is key to the success of
a training programme. Understanding the city’s seismic hazard context, status of existing
building stock and capacity of engineers, therefore, is vital before planning a training
programme. In lieu of this, one day sensitization workshop was organised in Junagadh, Rajkot
and Jamnagar city. 50 to 60 engineers, structural engineers, town planners attended in each of the
workshop. The Workshop was also graced by Mayor, Dy.Municipal commissioner and CDMC
members.

The workshop comprise of seven sessions such as:
Session 1: Why structure fails
Session 2: Designing the homes and not houses
Session 3: Building for future
Session 4: Project Management
Session 5: Learning form Past
Session 6: Retrofitting
Session 7: Training Need Assessment

Methodology: various audio visual media such as presentations, group discussion, experience
sharing and question-answer sessions.

Resource Person: Technical sessions were taken by the trainer Mr.Dipan Shah from Society for
Environment Protection and overall sensitization was done by the UEVRP –Project Officer.

Outcome: The city’s building structures, status of structures and techniques used therewith were
understood through mutual discussion. Participants expressed their interest and need of a
comprehensive training programme. Interesting suggestions and recommendations were made
by participants who helped in designing the module of the training programme, deciding the
date and venue and obtaining a sense of commitment from the participant engineers and
architects.

Engineers Training Programme for Rajkot Engineers: During 18th to 21st September, 49
engineers from Rajkot Municipal Corporation, R & B Department (State), R & B (Panchayat) and
Irrigation Department were trained earthquake engineering at SPIPA, Ahmedabad under UEVR
Programme.

The training program was a four-day residential training program for the Engineers and
Architects. Though the base of the curriculum was kept as the TEPEA module there was
customization done based on the one day need assessment workshop organised previous month.

Masons Training Programme in Ahmedabad city: Two Days Masons training programme on
Earthquake Resistant Construction was held on 11th & 12th August 2006 at Patel Hall, Nirman
Bhavan, Law Garden. For this program we have tied up with Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers
& Architects for identification of practicing & skilled mason. 63 masons took part in the training
programme. Mr. Depan Shah from Build Tech was the trainer.

Methodology adopted:
   - Audio Visual Lectures, Group work, Presentation by each group of mason etc.
   - Construction site visit was also organized for practical exposure.
   - At the end of training individual feedback has been collected from participated mason.
   - They demanded this training should be more then two days.


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  - Acquired knowledge will helpful to them in routine construction.
  - They realized that their small initiatives could make house earthquake resistant.

One major achievement is that Ultra Tech Cement Co. Ltd. is interested to help UEVR Program
for future mason training program.

Engineers Training Programme for Jamnagar Engineers: During 1st to 4th November 2006, 48
engineers from Rajkot Municipal Corporation, R & B Department (State), R & B (Panchayat) and
Irrigation Department were trained earthquake engineering at SPIPA, Ahmedabad under UEVR
Programme. Though the base of the curriculum was kept as the TEPEA module, the training
module was tailor-made to suit the local context and the need of the participants. The four day
workshop was preceded by a one-day sensitization cum need assessment workshop at Jamnagar.

National level exhibition for Building Construction Technology: A 4 day national level
exhibition for earthquake resistance construction technology, building materials, property and
franchisee organized by Indian institute of architect - Saurashtra Center Builders Association of
India. The central theme of this exhibition was architecture, art and awareness on earthquake
resistance construction technology. In this exhibition, students from Architectural and Interior
Design colleges and Engineering college participated.

More the twenty thousand people visited these stalls in 4 days and got information on nature of
earthquake and its impact; how earthquake affects the buildings and seismic safe construction
techniques besides simple things one needs to taken care of while constructing a house through
the models and so on. Effects of earthquake of different scale on buildings was demonstrated
through the help of “Shake Table Test “.

Earthquake Engineering Laboratory: L.D. Engineering college, Ahmedabad has emerged a lead
institution in earthquake engineering in the state over the years. With trained faculties, the Bio-
Mechanics Department has developed an earthquake engineering laboratory for promoting the
subject both at Under Graduate and Post-Graduate level. This laboratory is also being helpful in
training programmes for students, practicing engineers and architects. Shake Table of size 8 feet ×
4 feet, which is one of its kind has been created in the state. Now it is possible to study, behavior
of structures under Earthquake through models for the first time in Gujarat.

This year students of M.E. (Civil-CASAD) have developed model structures as a part of one
project such as:-
                  Base isolation
                  Tune mass damper
                  Gravity balance system
                  Liquefaction
                  Bracing System
                  Seismic wave propagation
                  Ductile detailing as per IS 13920
                  Retrofitting of structures
                  Determination of natural frequency




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 Post-Graduate Student Learning the Nuances of Earthquake Engineering at the Laboratory of
 L.D.Engineering College



Legal and techno-legal framework revised, policy framework promoted and systems
created to ensure their compliance.

Gujarat State Disaster Management Policy: The DM policy has resulted in a shift of focus from
relief-oriented approach to proactive disaster mitigation and risk reduction. It has identified
hazard mitigation, vulnerability reduction, capacity building, and integration of development
planning with disaster management as a part of the long-term strategy. The policy defines clear
roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in various phases of disaster management.

Gujarat Disaster Management Act: Enacted in the year 2003 by the Gujarat Assembly, the DM
Act provides a legal and regulatory framework for disaster management in the state. It spells out
the duties of various departments of the GoG, GSDMA, Collector/DM, local self-governments
and communities in pre-during and post disaster phases.


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STRUCTURAL SAFETY MEASURES

Revision of General Development Control Regulations (GDCR), amendment to Town
Planning Act and Land Use Planning etc: With a view to ensure safety of buildings, the general
development control regulations of Municipal Corporations and Area Development Authorities
were revised which made IS Codes for Seismic and Fire safety mandatory in the urban areas in
the state. Government of Gujarat has also constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the
Principal Secretary (Urban Development) to look into the needs for revision/amendment to the
existing bylaws, GDCR, building regulations, land use planning, and town planning act etc. for
safety of built environment. The committee includes Chief Town Planner, Technical
representative from the Municipal corporations and Area development Authority, Director,
School of Planning, Ahmedabad and Technical Advisor to GSDMA.

Development of Technical Guidelines and Materials for reconstruction and retrofitting: In order
to promote hazard resistant constructions, GSDMA has developed/published/circulated
following guidelines:

        Guidelines for Cyclone Resistant Construction of buildings in Gujarat
        Guidelines on Construction of Compressed Stabilized Earthen wall Buildings
        Guidelines on Repair, Restoration and Retrofitting of Masonry Buildings
        Guidelines on Reconstruction and New Construction in Ketch earthquake-affected areas
        Guidelines for Control on Quality of Construction in earthquake-affected areas of Gujarat

Retrofitting of Public Buildings: As part of long-term mitigation measure, initiative for
retrofitting of the undamaged critical public buildings such as health sector buildings, hospital
and other public buildings in seismic zone - V, IV & III has been undertaken for the first time in
the country.

Revision of Building Codes: Government of Gujarat is coming out with a revised building code
in order to allow the construction of multi hazard resistant structures. The statutory provisions
that the government will come out with would ensure that the owners do not get Building Use
(BU) permission without compliance with the revised codes. Codes have been revised for all –
residential houses, multi-storied buildings, hospitals, schools, overhead tanks and dams.
Statutory provisions are likely to provide the necessary legal backing.

The GSDMA has had two rounds of meetings with design engineers belonging to several
government departments. The last time codes were revised was in 2002.

 Revision of Building Codes was taken up as a separate study by GSDMA to address the
sustainability of the existing building codes with reference to the hazard specific requirement of
the Gujarat state.

Professional Engineers Certification, 2006: Gujarat has become the first state to enact the
Engineers Certification Bill in the country. Promulgation of the Act means only a registered
Engineer henceforth could sign off designs and drawings for buildings and structures. Local and



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    state Government authorities would only accept structural designs for approval submitted by
    Registered Engineers. The act would ensure safety, accountability and encourage high standard
    of engineering and would promote safe building standards in the state
    .

     Networking and knowledge sharing between Government, NGOs/CBOs, Institutions
    and Stakeholders involved in Disaster Management

    Information, Communication Technology (ICT) Initiatives


           State  Disaster  Resource 
Network (SDRN) 
 
   A comprehensive database of
   disaster management related
   inventory is very essential for
   an organised response in case
   of a disaster. More often than
   not, lack of proper and
   adequate information has
   hampered          swift      and
   measured response resulting
   in delay which can be critical
   in such eventualities.

    The Disaster Management plan requires an ongoing flow of substantial information. Therefore,
    data generated for the plans have to be captured on a uniform format for easy compilation,
    collation, analysis and accessibility with the assistance of the state-wide IT network of the
    government known as Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN). GSWAN is a state-of-the-art
    wide area network catering to government officials at State, District and Taluka levels. The State
    Disaster Resource Network (SDRN), a system that is enabled by GSWAN includes some of the
    following information: hazards faced, data on vulnerable elements, information on past disasters,
    inventory of resources available, task forces and disaster management committees at various
    administrative levels with their emergency contact numbers. The system allows for the creation
    of and updating of the Village, Taluka, District and State Disaster Management Plans once the
    data has been collected at the village level, entered into the SDRN system at the taluka / district
    level and aggregated with secondary data pertaining to the specific taluka or district. This
    centralised system presents many advantages such as the easy availability of plans at all levels,
    minimum duplication and time saving and finally the visual data reports generation that assists
    in gap analysis and resource mobilisation.




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Village level data entry is completed in all fourteen districts and correction and updating of the
information entered is in process in all 25 districts. In parallel to village level data, the focus is
also on collecting data for the taluka level pans. Out of 225 talukas, in 133 talukas data entered is
above 50% and in 42 talukas it’s less than 50%. In the India Disaster Resource Network, the
status report for Gujarat shows that 11,356 records have been entered covering all 25 districts of
Gujarat. (15641 as on today)


Media Coverage




URBAN EARTHQUAKE VULNERABILITY REDUCTION PROJECT (UEVRP)

     The Urban earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Project a sub-component of DRM
Programme is being implemented in 7 cities of Gujarat state including Ahmedabad, Surat,
Vadodara, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Junagadh. These cities have been chosen
on the criteria of being located in Seismic Zones 3, 4, or 5, with more than half a million
population. The project primarily aims at strengthening capacities of communities, urban local
bodies and the administration in mitigation, preparedness and response through mainstreaming
earthquake risk management initiatives at all levels and help to reduce earthquake risks in the
most earthquake-prone urban areas in India in general and Gujarat in particular.



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   The project envisages city specific preparedness planning involving various urban planning
institutions to ensure sustainability of these initiatives. The broad components of the Project are
as follow:

    -    Awareness Generation
    -    development of Preparedness and Response
         Plans at the community and administrative
         levels
    -    development of a Techno-Legal Regime for the
         State
    -    capacity building at all levels and
    -    Knowledge Networking on International and             Parents     and    children  in
         National Best-Practices among all the cities and      Ahmedabad city learning about
         urban centres in the programme.                       the latest emergency equipments



Create awareness among government functionaries, technical institutions, NGOs, CBOs
and communities about earthquake vulnerability and possible action

The Urban Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Project was implemented in 7 cities of the state
following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
between the Gujarat State Disaster Management
Authority (GSDMA) and the Municipal Corporation of
the cities concerned. Under the agreement the urban
authorities are asked to implement the project through
the City Disaster Management Committee (CDMC)
headed by the city nodal officer, Deputy Municipal
commissioner. As per the size and population of the
city, necessary financial grant has been given to each of
the city. The CDMC has given the discretion to utilise
the funds for implementing various activities and to
achieve the set objectives in a given time frame. The City     Consultation Meeting of the City
Disaster Management Committee has been constituted in          Disaster Management Committee-
all 7 cities which have been taking up various project         Junagadh Municipal Corporation
related activities. Consultation meetings was held with
corporation officials, local NGOs and CBOs, technical institutions, citizens associations such
engineers and architect associations so as to design and develop a clear implementation strategy.
On 5th April 06, Ahmedabad CDMC organised the consultation meeting with the Builders
Associations. Objective of the meeting was to sensitize the builders and contractors on the need
of safe constructions in Ahmedabad and assess the training needs of the builders, contractors and
other construction workers engaged in various development projects of Ahmedabad Municipal
Corporation. Useful feedback was received from the participants to plan various training
programmes for various stakeholders.


        Awareness building campaign in form of fire rescue and evacuation from multi-storied
        buildings was organised the Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Surat Municipal Fire and
        Emergency Services on 14th April on the eve of National Fire Safety Day. Thousands of
        public including school children witnessed the drill. At the Memnagar Fire station in
        Ahmedabad city special stalls were set up with posters, pamphlets and special emergency
        rescue equipments. More than five hundred people visited the stall.




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    GSDMA and UNDP has devised a novel way to distribute IEC materials and disseminate
    information targeting clinics, hospitals and health centres in all major cities of the state.
    Municipal corporations prepared an IEC kit and accompanied by a letter from Joint CEO,
    GSDMA and Mayor concerned distributed those kits. Aim was to disseminate information
    among the visitors those accompanying the patients in the outdoor. In this campaign 252
    clinics were covered in UEVRP cities. Later doctors sent feedback on the utility of these
    awareness tool kit and number of persons reading the IEC materials and so on.
    Maha Sivaratri Mela in Junagadh city during February every year is one of the famous
    religious festivals attracting lacs of devotees from across the state. Using was planned. The
    5 day long mela (12th to 16th February 07) this year was used as an enabling platform to
    disseminate information to a larger audience. The DRM-UEVRP stall was set up featuring
    all DM publicity materials. IEC materials such as pamphlets and Atloo to Jaroor Karo
    pocket book, hazard specific literature on earthquake, cyclone, accidents, flood and
    industrial accidents was distributed those visited the stall. The TIFAC movie on earthquake
    was run for 16 hours every day on DVD player. How should one react - before, during and
    after a particular disaster was explained by the UNV and other volunteers those managing
    the stall. Also information on hazard resistant construction was provided to the inquisitive
    visitors.
    Two days Training Program on Basics of Earthquake Engineering for civil engineering
    students was organized in premises of L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. The
    training was held in two batches covering a total of 99 Under Graduate and Post-Graduate
    Students. Prof. C S Sanghvi and others experts those are designate state Resource Persons
    imparted the training in a participatory and interactive learning environment. Topics
    covered were:
           - Seismology
           - Structural dynamics
           - Concept of Earthquake resistance design
           - Ductile detailing
           - Observation of past earthquake Quality control on site
           - Rapid Visual Screening
           - Retrofitting
           - Site Visit
           - RVS Exercise of structures
         All students have been divided in five groups & carried out Rapid Visual Screening of
         05 structures of L D College of Engineering.
         On 15th September 2006, one-day DM orientation workshop was organized for the
         students of School of Social Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. 81 students and
         2 faculties attended the workshop. Disaster Typology, Causes, Impacts, Vulnerability,
         Risk, Do’s & Don’ts about various disasters, Role of Youth volunteers were some of the
         topics covered using lectures, demonstration, group work, presentation and
         discussions.
         SITI NEWS Channel in Gujarat state was lunched in Ahmedabad city during
         September 2006. The channel has got a very good reach in the main urban centres of
         Gujarat through the cable network. The SITI News channel has been used to air
         documentaries on TIFAQ, Emergency First Aid, Industrial & Chemical hazard, SPOTs
         Diwali safety and so on. Realizing the educational news value of these IEC materials
         SITI Channel has aired these items on a regular basis.




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          Hospital safety week was celebrated in Junagadh city. NCC cadets from M.M.
          Ghodasara women’s college four nearby hospitals to orient and sensitize the hospital
          staff and visiting people. The staffs were
          sensitized to the need for hospital
          preparedness        planning       against
          earthquake, cyclone, flood and so on.
          Door –to- door campaign was done by
          the NCC Girls cadets. Multi-hazard
          preparedness handbills were also being
          distributed during their visit. On the
          second day the patient of the hospital
          were orientated through leaflets. The
          TIFAC movie was also shown. What is        Awareness Campaign at Hospitals
          the role of hospital staff before during   in Junagadh city with the help of
          and after disaster was also covered        NCC volunteers
          during the week.



Development and Institutionalising of Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plans
and practice through mock drills
        A consultation meeting of Block Resource Coordinators, Cluster Resource Coordinators
        and other resource teachers was convened in Ahmedabad in November 2006 to discuss
        the development of School Disaster Management Plan. Major issues discussed during
        this meeting were:
    -   Risk & vulnerability analysis of school
    -   General observation of school building
    -   Long term mitigation strategies
    -   Further strategies of preparation of SDMP
        Strategies of awareness generation and
        capacity building activities at school level
        Development of preparedness and
        response plan was one of the key
        component of UEVR Project. Model data
        collection format was developed and
        ward level data collection was made in
        each ward of the cities. In Junagadh by
        end of the year all ward level planning       Ward Level PRA Mapping Exercise by
        activities were completed. Plans were         Ward Officials and Volunteers
        prepared at two levels; one at the
        administrative level and the other at the
        community level. The community level planning was conducted through sensitization
        meeting at ward and neighbourhood level. This was followed by PRA exercise that
        identified the vulnerability and resources of a particular Ward or a neighbourhood.
        Inputs gathered from the community level planning exercise were later incorporated into
        the Ward and city level plan development exercise. By end of March 2007, all 13 ward
        level plans and City Disaster Management Plan (CDMP) are developed and handed over
        to the CDMC. In Rajkot 12 ward level plans were completed. Bhavnagar has completed 4
        WDMPs while Surat has completed 7 WDMPs. Mock drills have been conducted at the
        city level on the existing Emergency Response Plans.


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                     Ward Vulnerability and Resource Map of Junagadh
                     city under UEVRP




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Capacity building for certification by Government functionaries and professionals
(engineers and architects)
      Two Days Mason training program on Earthquake Resistant Construction held on 11th and
      12th August 2006 at Patel Hall, Nirman Bhavan, Law Garden. The program was held in
      synergy with the Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects, Ahmedabad. 63
      masons were trained during the two day training programme. Corporate sector support
      from the Ultra Tech Cement Ltd. has been solicited. Lectures, group work, presentation,
      practical demonstration were the methods used during the training. Construction site visit
      was also organized as practical session. At the end of training individual feedback has been
      collected from participated mason. The masons in their feed back wanted instead two days
      the training should be four days. Participants after the training were confidant that the
      acquired skills would be helpful in routine construction work and were satisfied that now
      they could contribute towards building a safe habitat.
      Specialised trainings in emergency first aid were imparted to WDMTs and volunteers in
      Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Jamnagar cites. In Ahmedabad, 128 Nodal Motivators
      under Contiguous Education Programme were given Trainers’ Training in emergency first
      aid under a TOT during March 2006. Later the Master Trainers imparted training to 1188
      Assistant Nodal motivators were trained and registered as WDMT members including 814
      female belonging to different wards. These trained WDMT members work with 78000
      beneficiaries across the city promoting continuing education and building the skills of the
      community members for income generation activities. All             training programs were
      monitored by Supervisor, Deputy Continuous Education Program officer and Project
      Officer – UEVRP.
      In Junagadh, 91 Home Guard volunteers registered as WDMTs were trained in basic
      search and rescue. The Home Guard Commandant imparted the training on basic search
      and rescue techniques of fire, building collapse, water rescue techniques and industrial and
      chemical disaster preparedness.
       In an ongoing camp for NCC cadets, a one day orientation was organised for
      approximately 500 NCC cadets in Rajkot city to effectively respond to immediate response
      needs in an emergency. The objective of this orientation was to bring about awareness
      amongst these cadets on disaster management so that they can assist, support and be an
      active contributor during emergency situations and also help in mitigating the impact of
      disasters at the community level. The role of these cadets was highlighted followed by
      demonstration on Drop-Cover-Hold and other search & rescue techniques by the fire and
      emergency services of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation. These techniques were then
      practiced in groups and demonstrated in pairs. A mock demo drill was additional staged
      by the RMC for the benefit of the cadets to have an understanding on the stages and steps
      involved in saving and rescue from collapsed buildings, high rise buildings, etc.
      In Ahmedabad city 84 WDMTs were trained in Search and rescue. The trained emergency
      and fire services personnel from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation imparted the training
      In Rajkot more than 500 State Reserve Police and Home Guard personnel were trained in
      basic S & R and First Aid. The Master Trainers from RMC Emergency Fire Services hold the
      training programme. In all these trainings besides the skill training the participants were
      sensitized about their roles and responsibilities pre, during and post-disaster situations.




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   Development of regulatory framework (techno-legal regime) to promote safe
   construction and systems to ensure compliance

         In a two day Masons training programme 57 Skilled masons were trained in Jamnagar city
         under UEVR programme on 25th and 26 June 2006. President of Jamnagar Federation of
         Architects and Engineers attended the training programme and appreciated the masons’
         education initiative undertaken by GSDMA and UNDP. Mr.Bhavesh Vyas, M.E.Structure,
         and Jay Shukla, M.E, Geotech, Bhavnagar were the Resource Persons (RPs) for the training.
         Similarly one round of training has already been completed in Rajkot, Jamnagar, Surat
         Junagadh and Vadodara.

   Networking knowledge on best practices and tools for effective earthquake risk
   management, including creation of information systems containing inventory of
   resources for emergency operations.

         UEVRP-DRM link on Web site has been lunched in Ahmedabad and Rajkot cities. The
         website features the UEVR Project, events, activities, achievements, DM Acts, Policy
         besides the soft copies of various IEC materials for awareness and education of the urban
         community. The web link is www.egovamc.com and for Rajkot www.rmcdm.com.
         The Mahanagarpalika Disaster Response Plan of Junagadh and Surat are being uploaded
         into the Gujarat State Wide Area Network enabled State Disaster Resource Network
         (SDRN). It provides a complete inventory about hazard, vulnerability profile, resources
         both physical and trained man power, contact details of CDMC and line departments,
         NGOs and so on. Data uploading for Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and
         Jamnagar is in progress.

Special Visits to the Field in last three years

Visit of USAID Team to Baroda in April 04 to review the progress under the Community Based DM
programme. Vadodara is one of the three districts financially supported by USAID for the
implementation of the DRM programme. The team was able to see activities such as mock drill, first-
aid training, posters developed by school children and a mason's training programme. Interactions
with the District and village level officials were also facilitated.

Visit of USAID Team to Bharuch in May 04 to get an overview of DRM activities being implemented
and understands the Community Based Preparedness Programme. The team included
representatives from USAID and UFDA. The Events included a Mock Drill on Ammonia Leakage, at
Haldarva village surrounded by Gujarat Narmada Fertilizers Corporation (GNFC) and Narmada
Chamatoor Petrochemical Limited (NCPL), Gram Sabha at Osara village; Search & Rescue training
and a PRA exercise at Samlod and Navtavra village respectively.


Visit of World Bank Country Director to Gujarat in July 04. Mr. Michel Carter, Country Director for
World Bank along with other members from the World Bank accompanied by the Addl. CEO,
GSDMA, Collector of Kachchh, DDO and SPO, UNDP visited the district of Kachchh to get an
overview of the GoI-UNDP Community Based DRM programme being implemented in 14 districts of
Gujarat through the State Nodal Agency, GSDMA.

Visit of Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) to Vadodara in July 04.Orientation of
FEMA to the various efforts of Disaster Management in the District and exposing them to the
community based disaster risk management programme that is implemented under the GoI-
UNDP/GSDMA programme was the objective of their visit to Vadodara district.


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USAID Team Visit to Bharuch in September 04 to review the progress of the district. This was the
second visit by the USAID team in over four month. The team witnessed two major events in the
district, one Mock drill on earthquake and first-aid training for Home Guard volunteers. The team
had the opportunity to meet the district officials and have a detailed discussion with the District
Collector & DM.

Visit of Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs – GoI to Kachchh in September 04 to Bhujodi village to
witness the CBDP initiatives being undertaken in the GoI-UNDP DRM Progamme. Events observed
were first aid training, exhibition of poster developed by school children and two awareness
generation activities.

Honourable UNV Ambassador’s visit to Vavania, a TRC reconstructed village along with the Chief,
APEC section, UNV programme officer and UNDP Programme officer in October 04. The UNVs in
Gujarat had the opportunity to share with the visiting team their successes and challenges working as
an UNV in the GoI-UNDP DRM programme.

Evaluation Team Visit of DRM Programme 18th to 20th March 2006, a four member evaluation team
visited Gujarat to assess the progress made under the DRM programme. They visited Vadodara and
Bharuch districts, holds discussion with district and Block level officials, saw live events such as first
aid training, mock drill, PRA meetings at village level and freely interacted with the village
communities. Also they hold meetings with CEO and Joint CEO, GSDMA and discussed about
progress, challenges and sustainability of DRM programme.

Documentation Team Visit: A two member team visited the state document the impact of DRM
Programme during 2006 flood in Gujarat 25t to 27th September 2006. The objective of the
documentation team was to capture the community good practices, experiences of various
stakeholders including the Government in flood affected districts such as Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara,
Junagadh, Jamnagar districts. It also tried to capture the constraints and limitations of the programme
and various interventions. On the basis of inputs from CEO – GSDMA and community, a set of
suggestions has also been made to further strengthen the programme implementation strategy.



    The Gujarat Team

     Sr.No                  Name                       Designation                   Duty Station
    1.          B.R.Patel                      State Project Officer              Gandhinagar
    2.          Sarat Panda                    Programme Associate                Gandhinagar
    3.          Altaf Patel                    IT specialist                      Gandhinagar
    4.          Hardeepsinh Mahida             Office Assistant                   Gandhinagar
    5.          Dhananjay Goswami              District DM Officer                Jamnagar
    6.          Himanshu Trivedi               District DM /Project Officer       Vadodara
    7.          Shailesh Jiyani                District DM Officer                Surat
    8.          Kamlesh Oza                    Project Support Officer            Vadodara
    9.          Kunajal D. Rao                 Project Support Officer            Patan



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10.        Mahendra Mori      Project Support Officer    Junagadh
11.        Neelam Raval       Project Support Officer    Bhavnagar
12.        Vikrant Jadav      Project Support Officer    Surat
13.        Nilam Jani         Project Support Officer    Surat
14.        Bhavesh Gohil      Project Support Officer    Bharuch
15.        Axay Barot         Project Support Officer    Bharuch
16.        Priyanka Parmar    Project Support Officer    Bharuch
17.        Varsha Patel       Project Support Officer    Valsad
18.        Mihir Dave         Project Support Officer    Bhavnagar
19.        Som Shukla         Project Support Officer    Banaskantha
20.        Kanayalal Patel    Project Support Officer    Banaskantha
21.        Mukesh Chavda      Project Support Officer    Bhavnagar
22.        Yashwant Parmar    Project Support Officer    Junagadh
23.        Kamlesh Patel      Project Support Officer    Vadodara
24.        Hiren Thakar       Project Support Officer    Vadodara
25.        Shailesh Haryani   Project Support Officer    Vadodara
26.        Yakin Shivani      Project Support Officer    Kachchh
27.        Chetnaba Rajput    Project Support Officer    Surat
28.        Bhabin Chavda      Project Support Officer    Surendranagar
29.        Ekta Patel         Project Support Officer    Banaskantha
30.        Kratu Trivedi      Project Support Officer    Amreli
31.        Prashant Makwana   Project Support Officer    Amreli
32.        Haresh Dodia       Project Support Officer    Porbandar
35.        Sunil Tiwari       Project Officer - UEVRP    Rajkot city
36.        Mrugesh Raval      Project Officer - UEVRP    Ahmedabad city




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