East District lies in the Foothills of Eastern Himalayas and is vulnerable to various kind of disasters like Landslides, High Speed Wind, Hail Storm, Cloud burst, Earthquake, Flash-flood, Fire hazard, Drought, Road accidents, Communal violence, Epidemics etc. Further, the district lies under zone IV which is known as a very high risk zone. The District Disaster Management Authority, East has been formed under the Chairmanship of District Collector to evaluate the Disaster Preparedness for different type of Calamities at different times over a year that may occur.
The Committee is the Pioneer Committee in the District to take stock of the situation, monitor routine preparedness, suggest improving response mechanism and develop a document for disaster management in the District. Read More