India Meteorological Department (IMD)
03-11 May 2011
India (Mumbai, Sindhudurg,Ratanagiri and Goa. )
Mumbai, Sindhudurg,Ratanagiri and Goa.
Saritsa Foundation in association with India Meteorological Department, Govt of India, Govt. of Maharashtra and Govt of Goa are organizing workshops for Monsoon awareness and preparedness for disasters as a mobile campaign with team of experts for coastal communities.
The disasters which commonly affect coastal people are floods, sea-level rise, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes and climate change. The campaign aims to raise awareness and impart education on and to train fishermen, rural youth, women, disabled and village local body representatives through practical training with an innovative use of local resources to respond to disasters and adapt to climate change.
The objectives are:
1. Raise awareness about the types of early warnings by the Meteorological Centers as well as integration of local warning systems.
2. Integrate local authorities of districts, Talukas Village Panchayats with community initiatives.
3. Mainstream local community to make the process of risk reduction people centered with their ownership.
Saritsa Foundation conducted workshops for coastal community in Collaboration with India Metrology Department, Governments of Maharashtra and Goa from 3 May to 10 May 2011 at Mumbai, Goa, Sindhudurg, and Ratnagiri. About 600 participants including fisherwomen, fishermen, Pribal people, representative of Village panchyats, munciplity Deputy Collectors, Mamledar, NGO and Youth took part in these workshops. Some of the photographs given below:-
Shri. JS Sahria , IAS Additional Chief Secretary Government of Mahrashtra speaking at inauguration of the workshop at Mumbai .
A group of women participants practicing to protect their head in emergency of an Earthquake- A Practice.
Shri. Sanjay Srivashtav, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Goa. (2 from right) & Shri. R Mihir Wardhan, IAS, Collector of North Goa. (Extreme right) at inauguration of workshop at Pangim Goa.
Community Participants using floaters to swim during floods- A Practice
Two Local Government officials (Mamledar) practicing use of tubes as floaters in floods.
Shri. JS Sahria, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary Government of Maharashtra
Coastal Community workshops, at Sindhudurg.
Deputy Collector, Mamledar and Community participants at Sindhudurg workshop.
Police Personal and Participants of
Shri. JS Sahria , IAS Additional Chief Secretary Government of Mahrashtra speaking at inauguration of the workshop at Ratnagiri on 10 May 2011.