Disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society. Disasters involve widespread human, material, economic or environmental impacts, which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. Art objects are also victims of such disasters. INTACH, Art and Material Heritage Division designs activities designed to provide permanent protection from disasters. Not all disasters, particularly natural disasters, can be prevented, but the risk of harm to objects can be mitigated with good evacuation plans, environmental planning and design standards. ICI Delhi offers guiding principles, priorities for action, and practical means for achieving disaster resilience for vulnerable objects. The ICI staff is available in the event of such emergency, and can provide on-site response, as well as long-term ‘Disaster Management Planning’ for collections.
Disaster Management: Flood – hit Srinagar city (J&K)