India is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world due to its geo-climatic conditions. Therefore a disaster management system is critical to India for effectively handling disasters.
Climate Change, increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and global warming have increased the frequency and intensity of natural disasters in India. In addition to the disastrous effects of Covid-19, many disasters have worsened matters for the poor and vulnerable, particularly in India.
Natural disasters in India fall into several categories, such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, droughts, avalanches, and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs).
We need to understand that natural disasters are here to stay. If we are to mitigate disasters and keep our losses to a minimum, it is high time we respect India's environmental laws and strictly implement them.
To help those in need at crucial times, ERRS (Emergency Rapid Relief Squad) was formed. ERRS is an independent vertical under the umbrella of the Humanity Welfare Council that values the interests of impoverished people worst hit by natural and unnatural disasters. We bring in a highly advanced rapid relief system catering to all the needs in the shortest possible time in a disaster-hit area.
We reach out to the most vulnerable areas and adapt strategies per India's geographical needs. Over the years, we have reached out to the flood-affected areas from time to time on a PAN India basis - in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Mumbai, Assam, and Odisha.
For more information, visit www.hwcindia.org/errs.