DIMAPUR, Oct 16 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has urged all to come together to promote best practices in villages, towns, cities and across all sectors to reduce disaster risk and disaster losses.
In his message on International Day for Disaster Reduction recently, the Governor while pointing that no community is immune from the threat of disasters said Nagaland being covered by mountainous terrains is more vulnerable to natural disaster.
The theme of this year�s International Day for Disaster Reduction is �Live To Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality�.
He explained that the International Day for Disaster Reduction is held every year on October 13 to observe how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
Acharya pointed out that poor land-use planning, environmental mismanagement, lack of regulatory mechanisms and other human activities increase the risk when a disaster occurs.
�We need to introduce better/stronger building codes, sound land use planning, better early warning systems, environmental management and evacuation plans and, above all, education so as to better equip our self from calamities like earthquakes, floods, heavy rain and forest fire, etc.� he stated.