One of the subcomponent under NCRMP Phase II is designing of a comprehensive National Seismic Risk Mitigation Programme (NSRMP). This will encompass activities that will strengthen risk assessment capabilities, raising public awareness, strengthening of building codes and land-use regulations, piloting retrofitting of critical infrastructure, and developing risk financing framework.
About 58.6% of Indian land mass is prone to earthquake (Zone III, IV and V). Unpredictability of earthquake hazard, vulnerability of structures/infrastructure along with lack of preparedness combined with poor local emergency response capacity leads to damages and losses in the event of such a disaster Accordingly, PMU, NDMA has hired a Consultant for Designing of NSRMP covering eight high risk States of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Uttarakhand.
The scope of work broadly consists of preparing Detailed Project Reports, formulating implementation arrangements and preparing necessary documentation such as environment and social assessment, operation manual, bidding documents etc. required for proposing potential financing from multilateral institutions particularly the World Bank.
The objective of the NSRMP is to reduce vulnerability of communities and their assets to natural disaster by taking appropriate mitigating measures and to strengthen the capacity of National and State entities to effectively plan for and respond to earthquakes.