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Centre for Climate Change and Disaster Management Disaster Mitigation

Centre's Mandate

The mandate of the Centre is four fold:

  • Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction strategies;
  • Community Based Disaster Management;
  • Assessing the impact of climate change on agriculture and livelihoods; and
  • Evolving climate resilient agriculture and adaptation strategies.


The key objective of the Centre is systematic observation and analysis of disasters to improve measures relating to prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response and recovery; mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as a policy objective in all developmental efforts encompassing all the measures needed to achieve this policy objective and developing a culture of disaster resilience and climate change adaptation strategies.

Thrust area & scope

  • Techno-legal Regime for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Mainstreaming DRR with development goals
  • Impact of Climate Change and adaptation strategies
  • Climate Change impact on natural resources
  • Climate Change adaptations to conserve ecosystem
  • Climate Change mitigation strategies


Dr E V Prakash Rao

Professor & Head

Education : M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D, LLB
Areas of Specialisation : Institutional framework and governance issues in disaster management; CBDM; insurance and compensation matters; impact of climate change on rural livelihoods.
Email : evprakashrao.nird[at]
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Dr V Suresh Babu

Associate Professor

Education : M.Sc.(Agri.), Ph.D
Areas of Specialisation : Climate Resilient Agriculture, Management of Rainfed Agriculture, Integrated Farming System, Agro-forestry Systems, Natural Resource Management, Convergence with Flagship Programmes
Email : vsureshbabu.nird[at]
Phone :
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