UNDP has been supporting various initiatives of the central and state Governments to strengthen the disaster management capacities for nearly a decade. UNDP proposes to accelerate capacity building in disaster reduction and recovery activities at the national level and in some of the most-vulnerable regions in the country through communitybased approaches with two sub-national Networking Hubs. It is designed to assist the states in the country, which are most prone to natural disasters such as Gujarat, Orissa, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim. The thematic focus will be on awareness generation and education, training and capacity development for mitigation and better preparedness in-terms of disaster risk
management and recovery at community, district and state levels, strengthening of state and district disaster management information centers for accurate and timely dissemination of warning. Specialized support to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would be provided to enable them to set up institutional and administrative system for
disaster risk management.