Local Government Profile

Nashik, India  
259 Sq. Km.
Hazard Types
Earthquake, Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood, Land Slide, Technical Disaster
Name of Mayor
Mayor : Ms. Naina Gholap Commissioner: B.D. Sanap
  • "Nashik will be Disaster Resilient within next 5 years." Mayor : Ms. Naina Gholap Commissioner: B.D. Sanap

  • Hazard and vulnerability profile

  • (a) Earthquake: Nashik is in Seismic Zone 3 where an EQ of a magnitude of approximately 7.0 on the Richter scale is possible. A population of approximately 6000 to 8000 may be victimized because of such collapse of structures.

    (b) Landslide: The present vulnerability is of approximately 500 to 600 hutments (“Jhuggi-Jhopari”) located on the hill slopes. In case of such an incident occurring, there is a likelihood of 100 to 200 residents getting buried/ partially buried.

    (c) Floods: In case of adequate warning, which may be the case most of the time, out of a total of 11,000 highly vulnerable populations, there may be cases of about 2% deaths i.e. 220. 5% population may suffer from serious injuries.

    (d) Lightening: The incidents of Lightening strikes resulting in casualties or damage to property are rare.

    (e) Accidents: The two National Highways and three State Highways passing through the city make the city vulnerable to road accidents. Within the jurisdiction of Nashik city, there are a total of 237 industries, Fatalities may vary from 5 to 15

    (f) Other: Electrocutions, Stampede, Terrorist attack, Communal violence at low intensity

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

  • 1. Recruitment of Dedicated Human Resources

    2.Disaster Management Department Set-up in Nashik Municipal Corporation.

    3. Urban Hazard Risk and vulnerability Assessment

    4. City Disaster Management Plan

    5. Urban Community Level Disaster Management Plan

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