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Abbreviations
: Acute Respiratory Infections

ADB

: Asian Development Bank

ADRA

: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADPC

: Asian Disaster Preparedness centre

ADRC

: Asian Disaster Regulatory Board

AMCDRR

: Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction

APARD

: Andhra pradesh Academy of Rural Development

APDMC

: AP Disaster Mitigation Council

APDMU

: AP Disaster Managemen Unit

APRSAC

: AP Remote Sensing Applications Center

APSEB

: AP State Electricity Board

APCMCRF

: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Cyclone Relief Fund

BPR

: Bottom Pressure Recorders

BPS

: Bottom Pressure Sensors

BMTPC

: Building Materials Technology Promotion Council

BRE

: Brahmaputra Right Bank Embankment

CWC

: Central Water Commission

CBOs

: Community Based Organizations

CBRI

: Central Building Research Institute

CDMP

: Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme

CEGIS

: Center for Environmental & Geographic Information Services

CADRE

: Community Action for disaster Response

CERF

: Central Emergency Relief Funds

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ARI

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: Coastal Embankment Improvement Program

CPP

: Cyclone Preparedness Program

CRA

: Community Risk Assessment

CBSE

: Central Board of Secondary Education

CDRN

: Corporate Disaster Resource Network

CIDC

: Construction Industry Development Council

CESS

: Centre for Earth Science Studies

CBOs

: Community Based Organizations

CBRN

: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear

CCMNC

: Cabinet Committee on Management of Natural Calamities

CCS

: Cabinet Committee on Security

CDM

: Centre For disaster Management

CSR

: Corporate Social Responsibility

CRF

: Calamity Relief Fund

CFI

: Construction Federation of India

CMZ

: Coastal Management Zone

CRZ

: Coastal Regulation Zone

CRS

: Central Receiving Stations

CSC

: Common Service Centres

CSIR

: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSR

: Corporate Social Responsibility

CWC

: Central Water Commission

CWPRS

: Central Water and Power Research Station

CDMC

: Cyclone Distress Mitigation Committee

CERP

: Cyclone Emergency Reconstruction Project

CCA

: Cultivable Command Area

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CEIP

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: Central Statistical Organization

DaLA

: Damage and Loss Assessment

DRR

: Disaster Risk Reduction

DDMA

: District Disaster Management Authority

DM

: Disaster Management

DOD

: Department of Ocean Development

DRR

: Disaster Risk Reduction

DPAP

: Drought Prone Area Programme

DDP

: Desert Development Programme

DART

: Deep Ocean Assessment & Reporting System (DART) in Indian TWS

DCR

: Development Control Regulations

DDMA

: District Disaster Management Authority

DNA

: Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid

DoS

: Department of Space

DRM

: Disaster Risk Management

DRN

: Disaster Response Network

DST

: Department of Science & Technology

DVA

: Detailed Vulnerability Assessment

DAE

: Department of Agricultural Extension

DRIP

: Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project

DER

: Disaster and Emergency Response

DMB

: Disaster Management Bureau

DMC

: Disaster Management Committee

DPP

: Development Project Proposal

DRF

: Disaster Response Fund

DWS

: Disaster Warning System

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CSO

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: Research Department Explosive

DRMP

: Disaster Risk Management Programme

EMS

: Electronic Messaging System

ESF

: Emergency Support Function

EEZ

: Exclusive Economic Zone

EWS

: Early Warning Systems

EGAS

: Ecologically and Geomorphologically Important Areas

ENC

: Electronic Navigational Chart

EOC

: Emergency Operations Centre

FAO

: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAP

: Flood Action Program

FFWC

: Flood Forecasting Warning Centre

GSI

: Geological Survey of India

GDC

: Geospatial Data Centre

GIS

: Geographic Information System

GOES

: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GoI

: Government of India

GTS

: Ground Tracking Station

GPS

: Global Positioning System

GDP

: Gross Domestic product

GFDRR

: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

GSDP

: Gross State Domestic Product

GFCC

: Ganga Flood Control Commission

HHZ

: High Hazard Zone

HSC

: Hazard Safety Cell

HTL

: High Tide Line

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: Hyogo Framework for Action

HPC

: High Powered Committee

IMD

: India Meteorological Department

IOC

: Integrated Operation Centre

INCOIS

: Indian National Centre for Oceanic Information Services

IWDP:

: Integrated Wasteland Development Programme

ITWC

: Interim Tsunami Warning Centre

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IAVCEI

: International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior

INHD

: Indian Naval Hydrographic Department

IDKN

: India Disaster Knowledge Network

IOC

: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IRC

: Indian Road Congress

IRS

: Incident Response System

IRTs

: Incident Response Teams

ISDN

: Integrated Services Digital Network

ITI

: Industrial Training Institute

ICAR

: Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICMR

: Indian Council of Medical Research

IAY

: Indira Awas Yojana

ICS

: Incident Command System

ICT

: Information and Communication Technology

IDRN

: India Disaster Resource Network

IIT

: Indian Institutes of Technology

IMC

: Inter-Ministerial Committee

IMG

: Inter-Ministerial Group

IT

: Information Technology
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: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

IIRS

: Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

ILO

: International Labour Organization

IMF

: International Monetary Fund

IUCN

: International Union for Conservation of Nature

IWM

: Institute of Water Modelling

IWTA

: Inland Water Transport Authority

ITK

: Indigenous Technical Knowledge

IAY

: Indira Awas Yojana

IDRN

: India Disaster Resource Network

ICDS

: Integrated Child Development Scheme

IRC

: Indian Road Congress

ICZMP

: Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project

ICAR

: Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICMR

: Indian Council Medical Research

ICAR

: Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICG/ITSU

: International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the

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IFRC

Pacific Ocean

ICG/IOTWS : Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning
System

ICMAM

: Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management

ICZMP

: Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project

ICRISAT

: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

IE(I)

: Institution of Engineers (India)

IHO

: International Hydrographic Office

JFM

: Joint Forest Management


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: Japan Bank for International Cooperation

JICA

: Japan International Cooperation Agency

LHZ

: Low Hazard Zone

LTL

: Low Tide Line

LIDAR

: Light Detection and Ranging

LDRRF

: Local Disaster Reduction Fund

MHA

: Ministry of Home Affairs

MCI

: Medical Council of India

MCIT

: Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

MEA

: Ministry of External Affairs

MEOCs

: Mobile Emergency Operations Centres

MFRs

: Medical First Responders

MHA

: Ministry of Home Affairs

MoCI

: Ministry of Commerce and Industries

MoD

: Ministry of Defence

MoE&F

: Ministry of Environment & Forest

MoES

: Ministry of Earth Sciences

MoHRD

: Ministry of Human Resource Development

MoHUPA

: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

MoIB

: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

MOST

: Method of Splitting Tsunami

MoRD

: Ministry of Rural Development

MoUD

: Ministry of Urban Development

MoPR

: Ministry of Panchayati Raj

NDMA

: National Disaster Management Authority

NIOT

: National Institute of Ocean Technology

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JBIC

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: National Remote Sensing Centre

NAP

: National Afforestation Programme

NAC

: National Academy of Construction

NATMO

: National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization

NBCC

: National Building Construction Corporation Ltd.

NCC

: National Cadet Corps

NCMC

: National Crisis Management Committee

NDDM

: National Database for Disaster Management

NCRMP

: National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Programme

NDEM

: National Database for Emergency Management

NEC

: National Executive Committee

NECP

: National Emergency Communications Plan

NDMA

: National Disaster Management Authority

NDRF

: National Disaster Response Force

NEOC

: National Emergency Operations Centre

NERMP

: National earthquake Risk Mitigation Project

NEWC

: National Early Warning Centre

NGO

: Non Government Organization

NHO

: National Hydrographic Office

NICMAR

: National Institute of Construction Management and Research

NIDM

: National Institute of Disaster Management

NIOT

: National Institute of Ocean Technology

NNRMS

: National Natural Resources Management System

NPCBEERM

: National Programme for Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake

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NRSC

Risk Management
NPDM

: National Policy on Disaster Management


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: National Highway

NRHM

: National Rural Health Mission

NSSO

: National Sample Survey Organization

NBC

: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical

NCC

: National Cadet Corps

NCCF

: National Calamity Contingency Fund

NCMC

: National Crisis Management Committee

NDEM

: National Database for Emergency Management

NDMA

: National Disaster Management Authority

NDMRCs

: National Disaster Mitigation Resource Centres

NDMC

: National Disaster Management Council

NDMAC

: National Disaster Management Advisory Committee

NDRF

: National Disaster Response Force

NEC

: National Executive Committee

NGOs

: Non Governmental Organizations

NIDM

: National Institute of Disaster Management

NITs

: National Institutes of Technology

NSDI

: National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSS

: National Service Scheme

NYKS

: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan

NPEEE

: National Programme for Earthquake Engineering Education

NQRT

: National Quick Response Team

NRSC

: National Remote Sensing Centre

PMO

: Prime Minister Office

PC-NNRMS

: Planning Committee of Natural Resource Management System

PMWS

: Probable Maximum Wind Speed

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: Public Private Partnership

PSHA

: Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

PTHA

: Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis

PTWC

: Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

QIP

: Quality Improvement Programme

QRMTs

: Quick Reaction Medical Teams

RKVY

: Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

RCC

: Reinforced Cement Concrete

R&D

: Research & Development

RBIP

: River Embankment Improvement Program

RTSMN

: Real Time Seismic Monitoring Network

RVS

: Rapid Visual Screening

SAC

: Space Applications Centre

SDMA

: State Disaster Management Authority

SDRF

: State Disaster Response Force

SEMCs

: State Earthquake Management Committees

SERC

: Structural Engineering Research Centre

SEOCs

: State Emergency Operations Centres

SEZ

: Special Economic Zone

SMS

: Short Message Service

SOP

: Standard Operating Procedures

SRC

: State Relief Commissioner

SOI

: Survey of India

SAARC

: South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation

SEC

: State Executive Committee

SGRY

: Sampurn Grameen Rozgar Yojana

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PPP

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: Subsidiary Health Center

TEWS

: Tsunami Early Warning System

THZ

: Tsunami Hazard Zone

TMT

: Thermo Mechanically Treated

TWS

: Tsunami Warning System

TSC

: Total Sanitation Campaign

UAV

: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UEVRP

: Urban Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Programme

UGC

: University Grants Commission

UNDP

: United Nations Development Programme

UNISDR

: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

UNDF

: United Nations Development Fund

UNESCO

: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNICEF

: United Nations Children's Fund

USAID

: United States Agency for International Development

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SHC

UN OCHA

:UN Office for coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

VSAT

: Very Small Aperture Terminal

VSS

: Vana Samrakshana Samitis

VEI

: Volcanic Explosivity Index

WMO

: World Meteorological Organization

WMD

: Weapons of Mass Destruction

WFP

: World Food Programme

WHO

: World Health Organizations

WOVO

: World Organization of Volcano Observatories

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