What is a National Disaster?

According to the Disaster Management Act, a “disaster” means ”a catastrophe, mishap, calamity or grave occurrence in any area, arising from natural or man-made causes, or by accident or negligence which results in substantial loss of life or human suffering or damage to, and destruction of, property, or damage to, or degradation of, environment, and is of such a nature or magnitude as to be beyond the coping capacity of the community of the affected area.”


Details of Major Disaster in India

YEAR                      PLACE                                                                       TYPE

 1993                      Latur, Maharashtra                                                  Earthquake

1999                       Odisha                                                                        Cyclone

2001                       Gujarat                                                                       Earthquake

2003                       India (mainly Andhra Pradesh)                            Heat wave

2004                       Southeast coast                                                       Tsunami

2005                       Kashmir                                                                   Earthquake

2005                       Maharashtra                                                             Flood

2008                       Bihar                                                                          Flood

2009                       10 states                                                                   Drought

2010                       Jammu &Kashmir (J&K)                                         Flood

2013                       Uttarakhand                                                             Flood

2013                       Maharashtra                                                            Drought

2014                       J&K                                                                             Flood                                     

Every year Major cities Floods


A former additional secretary in the home ministry explained that the DM Act in no way differentiates between local or national disasters; and the definition given in the Act itself means that any ”disaster” in the country is a ”national disaster”.

If the State Disaster Response funds fall short, then it is the responsibility of the Central government to open its funds, administratively and legally, respectively whether its labelled of National Disaster or not.

Kerala – The God’s Own Country, is facing the Wrath of nature. Heavy rain and floods had displaced lakhs of people and their lives. A huge quarters had been left without food, water and other basic supplies.  Request your attention to the following and do your bit to sail through the one of the worst times the state is battling with.


CMDRF website and account transfer

You can also head to CM’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF) to place your donation. There is also an option for direct funds transfer via netbanking. Below are all the account details.

CMDRF Account details:

Name of the donee: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Funds

Account Number: 67319948232

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram

IFSC: SBIN0070028


Account type: Savings


All contributions to the fund are 100% tax exempt.


Donate through Amazon India

To send your donation, choose the NGO you want select products from the list and add to cart. Head to checkout and select a gift registry address, choose method of payment, and you are done.

We have decided to call off the Onam Celebrations and decided to contribute that money to the needy. To be honest, we can cut some of our expenses for the coming day, like the money allocated for a book or for a new movie, save and donate that money. To donate you need not to be rich, all you have to do is sacrifice some of your needs for the moment. Hope we all play our tiny bit in showing our support to the people who are marooned by the “yet to term National Disaster.”