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Tourism and Earthquake Disaster management to enhance disaster risk reduction: A case study from Nalanda District
Kundan Sagar

Last modified: 2017-06-26


The tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth in the services sector in Bihar. It is a sunrise industry, an employment generator, a significant source of foreign exchange for the state and economic activity that helps local and host communities. Districts like Nalanda is known for its rich culture inherited from various dynasty and birthplace of and great personalities and several religions along with rich wildlife, birds and sanctuaries and immense agricultural activity, is a  hot spot for tourist in Bihar state. Indeed improvement has been made in gauging risks, there remains a need to embrace disaster risk reduction for the Bihar tourism industry for natural disasters like earthquakes, which is not like another catastrophe such as flood, for which one can get early cautioning. In this contemplate; this study gives a viable system to earthquake catastrophe risk appraisal and administration for the tourism business, concentrating on protection and avoidance. The essential goal is to incorporate the significant earth sciences, engineering, and protection information with the ideas of earthquake hazard administration, mulling over the qualities and wellsprings of tremor related dangers. The authors used a mixed method approach and developed an earthquake disaster management attributes by conducting interviews and analysing industry documents and the extant literature. Empirical data gathered during interviews highlight some of the practical issues associated with existing disaster risk reduction and disaster management plans. Findings also show that there is a gap between the importance and destination performance of these attributes.

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