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14. Mapping Fire, Earthquake and Bio-hazard in Delhi: A Micro-level Study

Authors : Vineka Sanoria, Chandrakanta

Published in: Making India Disaster Resilient

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Delhi, being India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area that is extremely vulnerable to various types of disasters because of the widely spread built-up area that houses the population from all over the country. Delhi lies in Seismic Zone IV14, which makes the area sensitive to disasters. Another major problem that Delhi is currently facing is of proper garbage disposal, since the density of the population is high, tons of waste is generated. A fair share of the waste generated also includes biomedical waste. Delhi generates more biomedical waste than it can process. The area chosen for the present study is Chirag Delhi and Sheikh Sarai, located in south Delhi. This area is urbanized, and a home to a large number of people. The area is populated, poorly managed and highly vulnerable to disasters. The study area also has two colleges situated near the residential area because of which the area is subjected to a lot of traffic jam. The purpose of choosing this area for this study is its vulnerability to disasters like fire, earthquake and biohazard. The study area has pockets with high rise buildings or ill-designed high-risk areas without specific consideration for earthquake resistance. Moreover, the area lacks proper waste management. It has been identified that the area is a highly vulnerable place when it comes to hazards like fire, earthquake and biohazards. The people living there are in a constant threat for their lives. One of the major problems is that the community lacks dedication and determination, which has been tested through a schedule and observation method, to change their circumstances and bring about a change in the area that would benefit them and their families.

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Metadata
Title
Mapping Fire, Earthquake and Bio-hazard in Delhi: A Micro-level Study
Authors
Vineka Sanoria
Chandrakanta
Copyright Year
2024
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-50113-5_14