Kerala declares man-animal conflict as state-specific disaster.

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Kerala declares man-animal conflict as state-specific disaster.

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 7, 2024 | Environment, Ecology and Disaster Management

Syllabus: GS-III,  Subject: Environment, Ecology and Disaster Management, Topic: Disaster Management, Issue: Man-animal conflict

Context: The Kerala cabinet declared instances of man-animal conflict as a state-specific disaster.


  • This move will give more power to the district collectors to address the issue.
  • Under Disaster Management Act 2005, declaring authority is vested with
    • Central Government -“national disaster”.
    • State Government – “state disaster”.
    • District Magistrate – “district disaster”.

Disaster Management Act 2005

To establish a legal framework for management of disasters and mechanisms for disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

Key Provisions:

  • Establishes Disaster Management Authority at the national level and state level.
  • They are responsible for laying down policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management.
  • A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for specialised response to disasters.
  • Emphasises on involving local communities in disaster management activities.

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