National Centre For People's
Action In Disaster Preparedness was created with
a focus on disaster preparedness
in October, 2000 at the time of Bhavnagar Earthquake
in Gujarat state. This was an outcome of seven
years of intervention by its two honorary directors
in earthquake-ravaged regions of Latur, Jabalpur
and Chomoli in India.
after year such disasters bring death,
destruction and hardship.
Often people demolish their partly damaged houses
out of fear. All this results
in huge monetory losses adversely
affecting the development pace.
This happens because people are ill prepared
and ignorant to face disasters.
Intervention by external agencies is needed to
capacity in ensuring their safety against
own involvement, however, is equally essential. NCPDP
strives to bring viable, eco-friendly
and sustainable technologies to help
people reduce their vulnerability against future disasters.
NCPDP is one of a few technology-based
organizations in the country with first-hand experience
of working at the grass-roots with a firm belief that
building capacity of people from within
is the only way to mitigate disasters
for a safer world.