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) http://www.donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/ 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
Account type: Savings
SWIFT Code: SBININBBT08
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.”