DISASTER RELIEF MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF PAKISTAN

Author(s): Abdul Mannan Gillani, Nomana Anjum, Shaista Babar, Nazia Iftakhar, Naeem Ijaz

Volume: XI

No. 2

Pages: 37 - 48

Date: 2014

Abstract:
The heavy life and property loss caused by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake can be attributed to the absence of nation-wide policies and guidelines for disaster relief management (DRM) along with low capacities in DRM. The current research presents a disaster relief management plan (DRMP) for an industrial unit. It is prepared in the light of employee survey which was conducted by means of a semi-structured interview, comprising of closed-ended and open-ended questions. The objective was to establish guidelines and layout procedures, so that the activities are carried out in appropriate and organised manner, propagating the coordination among the departments, individuals and other agencies. The research is an effort towards planning for DRM for an industrial unit which may be extended to all organisations and institutions in Pakistan. For ensuring activities in right direction during emergency, a multi-agency framework is established for a systematic, coordinated and effective response.

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