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Title: Mainstreaming DRR in Development Projects in India : A Case Study of Navi Mumbai International Airport
Authors: Pandey, Akanksha
Keywords: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
Janaki Andharia
Disasters, Development and Infrastructure Projects
Environmental Impact Assessment
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Disasters and development are clearly related. Poorly planned development can intensify vulnerability and cause devastation in the face of a hazard, but at the same time, wise or risk sensitive development practices may reduce vulnerability. Ironically, the frequency of disasters has been increasing at an unprecedented scale. T o the growing economy in India, infrastructure sector plays a key role. Infrastructure sector includes power, bridges, dams, roads and a wide array of urban amenities. Despite the economic growth with a GDP exceeding over US$ 2 trillion in India the awareness of disaster risk reduction in development projects is an important one, especially in the context of rapid urbanization. Infrastructure development, people’s vulnerability and disaster risk are strongly interlinked. A construction project which is not cognizant of disaster risk can adversely affect the social, economic, physical and environmental vulnerabilities of the population. Construction projects which do not weave in the various factors to reduce disaster risk can also cause destruction to environment and hence contribute to the climate change which further increases the vulnerability. India has given its commitment at national and international forums to ensure mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into all the development planning including infrastructure development. However, since there is no specific policy on integrating DRR into infrastructure planning in India, this qualitative study explores extent to which such integration is seen through one of the major projects- the Navi Mumbai International Airport ( NMIA) in the planning and approval process. There are a wide range of laws and legislations available in the country which addresses the issue of safer construction, project planning. These are also examined. It also aims at understanding how the policy level commitment of sustainable development through DRR integration into development projects translates at the implementation level. Data for this study was obtained from primary as well as secondary sources. The findings of the study suggest that infrastructure projects in India as seen through the case of NMIA are not cognizant of disaster risk reduction. T here are serious gaps between the policy proclamations that seek to ensure sustainable development through DRR integration into development projects and its implementation and much more work is needed to enforce the idea of mainstreaming DRR in to foster risk aware or risk sensitive development.
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