Tsunami Management – A Special Reference to Kanyakumari District

  • A Alagumalai Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, PTMTM College, Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram
Keywords: Earthquake, Great Force, Velocity, Damages to Properties, Help the People, Measures Taken and Affected People

Abstract

‘Tsunami’ generated by an earthquake invaded the coast of Kanyakumari District with great force and velocity on 26-12-2004 between 8.15 AM to 11.15 AM, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives, along with the damages to properties worth crores and crores of rupees. In Kanyakumari District, 33 Coasted Villages were affected by Tsunami, which resulted in the loss of 798 lives, apart from many hundreds of people getting injured and properties worth crores of rupees destroyed. Governments of India, Tamil Nadu Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Sectors and United Nations Agencies have come forward to help the people affected by Tsunami in Kanyakumari District. The specific problem of the study is to analyze whether the measures taken by the Government of India, the Government of Tamil Nadu, Non Governmental Organizations, Private Sectors and United Nations Agencies are adequate to mitigate the sufferings of the affected people of Tsunami or further improvements have to be made.

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2015-07-27
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