Class 9, NCERT (CBSE) Solutions of Disaster Management
Chapter 2, Components of Disaster Management
Answers of NCERT Diasaster Management Textbook Exercise
Question.1: Think of any city in a multi-hazard prone area, which has not witnessed a major disaster so far. Can you design a story starting in the pre-disaster phase ? What do you think will happen in emergency and post-disaster recovery phase ?
Answer: (Hints - Multi-hazard prone areas in India are the foothills of the Himalayas and Ganga - Brahmaputra valley. You can think of any city like Chamoly in Uttaranchal, Gangtok in Sikkim, Kohima in Assam etc. which has which has not witnessed a major disaster so far. You have to design a story starting in the period before any major disaster takes place there. Then narrate the actual disaster and the steps taken in the post-disaster recovery phase. Also see the answers of our additional important questions given in a separate post.)
Question.2: Why do you think it is important for students and teachers to learn about disaster mitigation ?
Answer: There are several reasons for which it becomes very important both for students and teachers to learn about disaster mitigation -
=> Both the students and teachers can guide the people most as to what steps can be taken to prevent disasters.
=> The teachers and students are generally well-versed with the locality so they can help the local people most.
=> It is found that both the teachers and students have a great spirit to serve the society in case of any disaster. So if the students and teachers learn about disaster mitigation jobs they can prove still more useful.
=> If the students and teachers learn about disaster mitigation they can render much useful help to the Government officials and the other social institutions engaged in relief and the rehabilitation work.
=> Mostly when any disaster occurs the schools are generally closed so that the affected people may be shifted to the school buildings. Hence, both the students and teachers are then free to take pert in any disaster mitigation work.