Landslide Disaster Management: Need For Effective Infrastructure Development In Hilly Areas


  • Shobhan Kelkar
  • Ajinkya Niphadkar
  • Madhav Kumthekar


Development of physical infrastructure is the most critical issue for sustainable future growth of the country. For the efficient functioning of community and for operation of the services and amenities, Infrastructure is essential managerial and physical structure. Disaster management is the important factor to be considered for any planned development. Changing environmental conditions are adding the risk of disaster which need to focus on reducing vulnerability in the context of development efforts.
The Massive damages in terms of both direct and in direct costs are result of Landslide, one of the natural disaster. Landslides lead to the devastation of the infrastructure, including the destruction of buildings, and significant deformation of arable land and natural changes. In hilly areas, the unplanned and insecure developments is the one of the triggering factor for the incidences of landslides which will result in huge losses with adverse impacts on the society as well as environment.
With the increasing demand of infrastructure development with growing population and changing land use pattern, there is need for developing appropriate framework for landslide hazard management to mitigate financial and social losses. The paper focuses on the introduction of disaster Management and mitigation of landslide disaster at the hilly areas.