Issue: January 2017
 
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The Indian subcontinent is among the world’s most disaster-prone areas. As per the current seismic zone map of the country, over 59 per cent of India’s ...
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The lead article by Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs discusses the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction and the initiatives taken by the government of India to implement the Framework ....

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  Managining Risks of Disasters for Sustainable Development by P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti
  The second lead article by P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti explains the link between disasters and development
  Managing Disaster Risk by Santosh Kumar
  The focus article of the issue is by Santosh Kumar, Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management.
  Training and Capacity Building by R.K. Jain and V. Thirupphugazh
  This article by Member NDMA and Senior Advisor, UNDP-National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal
  Role and Importance of Immediate Trauma Care by Amit Gupta and Mahesh C. Misra
  The focThe special article by Drs Amit Gupta and Mahesh C. Misra discusses the critical nature of immediate
Panidihing–A Paradise of Birds North east diary
Mouchumi Gogoi

Biodiversity pro v ides material and nonmaterial wealth in the form of food, fiber, medicine, happiness, peace, and so on for human communities. Loss of biodiversity means jeopardize of prospect and progress of human society. Assam is a part of global biodiversity hotspots, rich with innumerable biotic diversity. Panidihing (270 4.5/ N to 270 10/ N latitudes and 940 25/ E to 940 40/ E longitudes) - a unique and important bird area is a Protected Area (PA) situated in Sibsagar district of Assam. The Bird Sanctuary (BS) was constituted with a total area of 33.93 sq. km. The location of the sanctuary is 19 km northeast of the Sibsagar town. The National Highway-37 is running just 9km south of Panidihing. And the nearest airport Rowriah (Jorhat) is about 75 km towards east. It is surrounded east, north and south by peopled villages. The Brahmaputra River flows in the north-western side of the PA. On the other hand river Dishang flows in the southern part of the PA. Panidihing Bird Sanctuary established on 10th August, 1999 by a State Government Notification. The sanctuary is well known for many bird species which are very endangered and enlisted in the threatened species list. It is important to note that this bird sanctuary has also been revealing ecological and geotourism value. But it is observed that this biologically rich sanctuary has lost its earlier status of ecological and geotourism significance in recent years due to misuse and unwise use of its biodiversity.

 
 
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