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NDMA Maps for Probabilistic Seismic Zones
Oct 15, 2016

To enable earthquake resistant construction, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Building Materials Technology Promotion Council (BMPTC) have recently come out with ‘easy to use’ Earthquake Hazard Zoning Maps at the Country, State and District level incorporating Tehsil level features.

  • BMPTC of the Ministry of of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation  has prepared these maps at the behest of NDMA. Both the agencies worked hard to ensure digitization of these maps at the earliest so that they could be used by the public.
  • These colour coded maps easily convey location in five different Zones of earthquake intensity which helps in planning for disaster resistant construction with necessary technical assistance.
  • The maps would be of significant help to architects, engineers, land use planners, insurance agencies and those involved in disaster mitigation and emergency planning and management.
  • Out of the 304 million households in the country, about 95% are vulnerable to earthquakes in different degree.
  • BMPTC prepared the maps using the data available with the Survey of India, Geological Survey of India, Meteorological Department and Census of India.
  • The additional features of these maps include housing and population data, railway lines, expressways and highways, rivers, waterbodies, geological fault lines etc.

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