The Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh has rightly stressed that every calamity presents also an opportunity for equipping ourselves to face with greater confidence and competence similar calamities in the future. The Government of India has announced that a Tsunami Early Warning System as well as a National Disaster Management Authority will be set up soon.
Relief measures are in progress on an unprecedented scale, thanks to intensive and extensive efforts by the Central and State Governments, national and international Civil Society Organisations (NGOs), private and public sector industries, academia, mass media and bilateral and multilateral donors.
We are now in a position to begin rehabilitation efforts in three time dimensions:
Relief measures in progress
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A. Immediate (January