Making Indian Smart Cities Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Disaster Risk Resilient
Abstract: Past two decades of economic growth story suggests that India is on the verge of joining group of developed countries of the world by 2030. Today India is a member of G-20 countries besides several other regional and multilateral groupings. India’s increasing presence at global level has bestowed her with additional responsibilities towards its own country and people. In tune with SDGs 2030 and in order to make city life comfortable, enjoyable and liveable, Government of India has launched ‘Smart Cities Mission’ 2015. As per UNISDR 2017, world over seventy percent population will be living in urban areas by 2030. India as second largest populated country of the world will be faced with enormous multi faceted challenges and it will have to prepare itself for supporting such a huge population which would be living in ‘disaster risk resilient smart cities’ of the country. India government is under international obligation to work for achieving the seven targets of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in coherence with SDGs 2030 emphasising on poverty eradication, resilient cities and climate action. The Global Assessment Report 2019 (UNDRR 2019) represents a major step towards a 21st century view of disaster risk reduction and making collective efforts for crafting a sustainable future.