District Disaster Management Department

Last Updated on: April 27, 2023


The district disaster information & response centre(DDI&RC) aims for an effective and realistic disaster management with fail proof communication, accurate databases in order to make optimal utilization of men, material and resources to prevent the loss to lives as well as minimize the loss of property ensuring fastest restoration of the situations


The (DDI&RC) is under control of the Deputy Commissioner, which will be operational round the clock and is the nerve centre for the following activities. To monitor coordinate and implement the actions/activities for effective disaster responses as well as management of available resources.In a disaster time the (DDI&RC) will operate under the central authority of the Deputy Commissioner, exercising emergency power to issue directives to all departments to provide emergency response service.DCR will coordinate with the state disaster response machinery like state relief commissioner and state disaster mitigation authority for appropriate support and smooth flow of information. The control room will be manned round the clock for emergency responses. The (DDI&RC) will be placed in the emergency section of the district collectorate.


Majuli is a river Island District situated itself in the state of Assam, mid-stream of the Great River Brahmaputra. It is a unique fluvial landform formed as a result of dynamic river system. The Island is bound by River Brahmaputra in the South and River Subansiri in the North-West and the Kherkatia Suti in the North-East. The total geographical area of Majuli District is 1250 Sq. K.M. at the beginning of the 20th century, but having lost significantly due to severe erosion the area has been reduced to 483 sq. k.m in the year 2014. Earlier Majuli was a sub-division under Jorhat District. It has population of 1,67,304 nos according to 2011 census.The Island extends a lenght of about 80 K.M and 20-25 K.M width in North South direction. There are many Chapories around the main mass of Majuli Island which are the parts of the Majuli. The Chapories along with main land of Majuli District is highly prone to Flood and Erosion. The total no. of Revenue Villages was 210, but now olny 141 numbers exists due to rampant erosion in last three decades. Out of total existing 141 villages, 96 villages are vulnerable for flood.

A dangerous condition or events that threaten or have the potential for causing injury to life or damage to property or the environment is called Hazard. Hazards can be categorised in many ways. But based on their origin, worldwide they are basically grouped in two broad headings:-

•     Natural Hazard: Hazards with Meteorological, geological or even biological origin.

•     Un-Natural Hazard: Hazards with Human Caused or Technological origin.

It is also important to know that Natural Phenomena are extreme Climatological, Hydrological or Geological processes that do not pose any threat to human or property. For example, a massive earthquake in an unpopulated area is a natural phenomena but not a hazard. It is when these natural phenomena interact with human population or fragile areas which cases wide spread damage. The population which are prone to these natural phenomena are called Vulnerable to hazards. A disaster is the output of a hazard such as earthquake, flood, landslide or cyclone coinciding with a vulnerable situation, which may include communities, cities or villages. Without vulnerability or hazard there is no disaster. A disaster happens when vulnerability and hazard meet.

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