Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA)
of Disaster Management
HP-SDMA has prepared a comprehensive Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Atlas (HRVA) for the State covering  major hazards namely Earthquake, Landslide, Forest Fire, Flood, Avalanche, Drought and Chemical and Industrial hazards. Beside this it includes, Climate Change & climate variability, Building Vulnerability & Risk Assessment, Socio-Economic Vulnerability, Critical Facilities and Composite Risk. The Atlas can not only be used for hazard risk identification but also for risk reduction and activities related to future development planning in the State. The Atlas has been derived from most detailed digital GIS databases prepared and covers all 12 districts of the State. All the hazards have been examined in details by using advanced computer assisted GIS models / software, probabilistic analysis and detailed field studies. The most vulnerable areas of the state and possible areas of highest loss of human life, population concentrations, crops, buildings and lifeline infrastructure have been identified in a descending order of risk that enables planning, intervention and investments in a prioritized, phased manner – making effective use of scarce resources.

The purpose behind preparing the Atlas is to enable the process of reducing risk in all types of hazards and transform Himachal Pradesh into one of the lowest risk States in terms of disaster and to build a safer and disaster resilient Himachal by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster, technology-driven and community based strategy for disaster management through collective efforts of all Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations.
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Designed and Developed by Aryabhatta Geo-informatics & Space Application Centre (AGiSAC), under the aegis of HIMCOSTE.