Being a disaster-prone country, India is highly vulnerable to various types of natural calamities due to its geographical positioning. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India, more than 58.6% of the country's landmass is prone to earthquakes and over 12% is prone to floods; close to 5,700kms out of the 7,516kms long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis; while 68% of its cultivable area is prone to droughts.
Disaster risks in India are further compounded by increasing vulnerabilities related to changing demographics, socio-economic conditions- unplanned urbanization, development within high-risk zones, environmental degradation, climate change, and epidemics and pandemics. All these factors have created a situation where disasters seriously threaten the sustainable development of the country, besides innumerable lives and livelihoods.
NACHRCOI is also open to coordinate and manage disasters and emergency events if its occur in Country / State / District and develop a thorough approach to disaster management - Prevention / Preparation / Response and Recovery from Fire and Emergency Services of any Disaster and Hazards like., Flood, Earthquake, Cyclone, Landslides, Droughts, Fire and Rescue Services along with rescue operation service of Railways, Cruise and Aviation accident etc.