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Discuss the significance of disaster prevention and highlight issues involved using a suitable case study.

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management.

6. Discuss the significance of disaster prevention and highlight issues involved using a suitable case study.(250 words)

Reference: Hindustan Times

Why this question:

The question is in the backdrop of recent onset of Corona virus and the mass epidemic it has created in China, forcing us to evaluate the importance of disaster prevention methods.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the significance of disaster prevention in the cycle of disaster management.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define what disaster prevention is.

Body:

  • Discuss the aspects of preparedness for Disaster; explain the key areas that need address for disaster prevention.
  • Define disaster, hazard, vulnerability and risk.
  • Describe the types and the causes of disasters.
  • Discuss the magnitude and distribution of disasters.
  • Explain different phases of disasters.
  • Take the case of China’s Corona virus and suggest what needs to be done.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.