Thursday, October 8, 2020

MSWE 003 DISASTER MANAGEMENT June 2014 Question Paper



June 2014 Question Paper

Time : 3 Hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : (i) Attempt all five questions. (ii) All questions carry equal marks. (iii) Answer to questions 1 and 2 should not exceed 600 words each.

1. List the major natural hazards affecting your region and describe in what way these hazards can affect your city/region/country ?


Describe the four components of an early warning system.

2. Enlist the essential components of Relief Management. Discuss Relief Management Practice in India.


Define damage assessment and highlight the objectives of assessment. Discuss the stages of conducting damage assessment.

3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 300 words each.

(a) Discuss the main provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

(b) Explain the ways in which gender can be main streamed in early warning and evacuation during disasters.

(c) Highlight the basic features of the Incident Command System (ICS).

(d) Describe the important aspects of post-disaster recovery planning.

4. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each.

(a) Explain 'Disaster Release Model'.

(b) Discuss the four stage cyclone warning provided by India Meteorological Department (IMD).

(c) Describe the key objectives of a Hospital Disaster Management Plan.

(d) Highlight the impact of disasters on women. 

(e) Briefly mention the major terrorist activities in India in the last 10 years.

(f) How to mitigate the risk of cyclone hazards ?

 5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each.

(a) Earthquake risk mitigation strategy 

(b) Community contingency fund 

(c) Prevention of Epidemics 

(d) Peer Counsellor 

(e) Tsunamis

(f) Community based Disaster Management 

(g) Drought Management Practices 

(h) Structural Mitigation