Mapping Vulnerable Earthquake Disaster Class-I Cities for Disaster Risk-Reduction and Community Resilience in India

  • Bupinder Zutshi
  • Homolata Borah
  • Priya Bhakat


Proliferated population growth and the symbiotic relationship with its problems have immersed in itself in the cities with the syndromes of disaster. Class-1 cities and the complexities in the process therein provide an understanding of how mechanisms, functions, and processes create vulnerabilities. Disaster preparedness and community resilience stand crucial from the standpoint of reducing disaster risks. India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters. About 60% of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities subsequent to the risks and vulnerabilities. The paper adopts to capture the crucial argument of why majority of Class-I cities especially their built environment is vulnerable to an elevated risk of earthquakes and also posing threats to a large number of population.


Vulnerable Risks Population growth Class-I cities Disaster preparedness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bupinder Zutshi
    • 1
  • Homolata Borah
    • 1
  • Priya Bhakat
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNUDelhiIndia

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