ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Securing the Future against Tsunamis

Could thousands of lives have been saved on December 26 on India's coasts if proper Coastal Regulation Zone plans had been implemented? If all fisherfolk were given housing sites on the landward side of coastal roads, if the many long-term coastal zone rehabilitation plans - including a revival of natural barriers such as mangroves, wind breaker trees, sea safety signalling systems and community disaster training - had been in place, would the death toll have been less?

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