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Prime Minister’s Ten-Point Agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Prime Minister’s Ten-Point Agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction




Based on the priorities of Sendai declaration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in November 2016, outlined a 10-point agenda for renewing efforts towards Disaster Risk Reduction 
S. No. Agenda Point Explanation 1 All development sectors must imbibe the principles of disaster risk management Development and Disasters are two sides of a coin. While a planned development can reduce the risks of disasters, the absence of proper planning can aggravate them. It is, therefore, essential to imbibe the disaster risk reduction approach in all development schemes. Development should focus on reducing disaster risks and not create them.
2 Risk coverage must include all, starting from poor households to SMEs to multi-national corporations to nation states Disasters result in loss of lives and damages to properties and assets. Those who survive face th…

Preventing Monsoon Illnesses

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Nearly everything is pleasant about monsoons, barring the some common illnesses such as Cold & Cough, Viral Fever, Sore Throat, etc. Please keep in mind that most of the monsoon related illnesses are common, easily preventable and curable; and that there is no need to panic. Follow these simple yet affective prevention tips to avoid illnesses during this monsoon season –

·Maintaining proper hygiene:  Make sure you wash your hands before and after your meals, after sneezing, coughing, petting, gardening, using the washroom etc. Also, make sure you don't pick your wounds or cuts to avoid spread of bacteria.
·Eat fresh home-cooked food :  Home cook During monsoons, a good idea would be to eat foods that give a boost to your immunity. Avoid eating food from outside during the rainy season. It is likely to have stayed in unhygienic environment with a lot of germs breeding over it. ·Wear a mask : Medical Mask or a Home made three layered face cover can save you from many illnesses (not…