|The state of Gujarat (‘the state’) has been prone to disasters. Over the years, these disasters have caused extensive damage to life and property and have adversely impacted economic development. The Government of Gujarat (‘GoG’) recognises the need to have a proactive, comprehensive, and sustained approach to disaster management to reduce the detrimental effects of disasters on overall socio-economic development of the state. GoG believes that there is a need for a policy that articulates its vision and strategy for disaster management in the state.|
The aim of the Gujarat State Disaster Management Policy is establishing necessary systems, structures, programs, resources, capabilities and guiding principles for reducing disaster risks and preparing for and responding to disasters and threats of disasters in the state of Gujarat in order to save lives and property, avoid disruption of economic activity and damage to environment and to ensure the continuity and sustainability of development.