Launch of "Angikaar" - e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas (29-Aug-2019)
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs launched “angikaar” a campaign for change managementand e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India.During the inauguration of Construction Technology India (CTI-2019), Hon’ble Prime Minister gave a mandate to enable “Ease of Living” for PMAY (U) beneficiaries and emphasized the need to incorporate hazard safety provisions in all construction works. In this direction, as a part of 100 days agenda the Ministry has launched these initiatives.
The e-course on Vulnerability Atlas is offered by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs in collaboration of School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi and Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC). It is a unique course that offers awareness and understanding about natural hazards, helps identify regions with high vulnerability with respect to various hazards (earthquakes, cyclones, landslides, floods, etc.) and specifies district-wise level of damage risks to the existing housing stock. The e-course will be a tool for effective & efficient disaster mitigation & management in the field of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban & Regional Planning, Housing & Infrastructure Planning, Construction Engineering & Management and Building & Materials Research. The registration to e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India will be through SPA’s website www.spa.ac.ins