Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)

Volume 6 Number 3 (2014)

Flood Recovery Management in Jammu and Kashmir: A Tool for Resilience

Sanjay Agarwal1, Tukaram U. Fulzele2 and Garima Aggarwal3,
1Director, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Third Floor, ‘B’Wing, NDCC Building, Jaisingh Road, New Delhi, India-110001
2Professor, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068, India
33Project Associate, GoI–UNDP DRR–CCA Program, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, CP–207, Maurya Enclave, New Delhi 110088


This study elaborates on the physical and socioeconomic impacts of catastrophic disaster like floods due to limited ability to respond to disasters. Using the case of recent flood occurred in Jammu and Kashmir, the paper foregrounds how communities are marginalized inevitably to bear the repercussions of fulfillment of their needs in the post–disaster relief and recovery phase. This happens not necessarily due to natural hazard but also because of deficient disaster recovery process. The study highlights the role of flood recovery management planning as a tool for resilience not only to facilitate sequenced post–disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation but also to provide an opportunity for sustainable development by "rebuilding better"..

Keywords: Disaster Recovery, Flood Recovery, Post–Disaster Needs Assessment, Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Disaster Management, Sustainable Development.

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