Situation Analysis for Chief Minister School Safety Programme

The Indian state of Chhattisgarh is vulnerable to multiple natural hazards owning to its unique geo-physical features and climatic conditions.

A student smiles during a meeting with School Disaster Management Group (SDMG) on School safety interventions at Middle School in Supaul District, Bihar.
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Highlights

The Indian state of Chhattisgarh is vulnerable to multiple natural hazards owning to its unique geo-physical features and climatic conditions. The major natural hazards to which the State is exposed to include droughts, lightening strikes, flash floods, earthquakes, forest fires, etc. More than 13,000 people had lost their lives in last five years (2012-17) as a result of natural disasters only. Children perhaps represent the most risk prone demographic group in the State of Chhattisgarh. Apart from the risk of death and injury as a consequence of natural disasters, children are also exposed to the threats of post disaster violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect.

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