A national conference on ‘natural calamities and mitigating strategies: options for better tomorrow’ was organised by IEC Group Of Institutions where 142 research papers and articles were submitted by various academicians and corporate professionals.
Present on the occasion, Dr DB Singh, director, IEC Group of Institutions said, “After the massive destruction at Uttrakhand, it is an immediate requirement to focus on this issue. Research work submitted by 78 researchers, academicians and industrial delegates discuss various strategic options which will surely help to mitigate and prepare to face any disaster.”
RL Gupta, chairman of IEC Group stressed upon the fact that disaster management was not only a regional or national problem but a global issuewhich had to be solved through a holistic approach. The vice-chancellor of Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Dr RK Khandal said, “All the disasters are actually man-made, man is ultimately responsible for such calamities.”