Community resilience: Bedrock of disaster risk management
Community Resilience is a relative concept; some communities can be more resilient than the others. If communities are repeatedly exposed to disasters and are resettled to new lands, new situations, or have to restart livelihoods their resilience slackens. Disaster risk management in Assam is challenging owing to constant riverine floods in most areas and urban floods in a few areas. Risk management requires a strategic approach facilitated by the institutions of the state.