Himachal Pradesh
State Disaster Management Authority

National Workshop on “Disaster Management to Mark 1905 Kangra Earthquake - DMKEA 2019




Resource Person





Technical Session - 1

Developing an Earthquake Resilient Society

Former Member, NDMA

Former Secretary, Ministry of Ocean Development, GOI

Making Infrastructure Disaster Resilient Opportunities and Challenges.

Sh. Kamal Kishore,        

Member NDMA

Earthquake Resilient Structures – a need or Luxury with special reference to Himachal

Prof. A.K. Mahajan

Dean, School of Life Sciences, CUHP

Lessons learnt from 2005 Kashmir Earthquake

Dr. V.C. Thakur,

Former Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun





Technical Session – 2

Earthquake Epicenter Distribution & their Co-relation with the Lineaments as Deciphered from Satellite Images

Dr. S.S. Randhawa,

Pr. Scientific Officer,


Understanding the elements of disaster management in the light of 1905 Kangra earthquake

Dr. Prabash Pandey,

Ex-DDG, GSI, Lucknow

Seismic activity since 1905 Kangra earthquake: Sources and implication on impending activity.

Dr. B.R. Arora,

Former Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun.




Technical Session - 3

Earthquake Disaster: Issues, Awareness & Mitigation

Sh. Surjit Das Gupta,

Ex. DDG, General Geological Survey of India, Culcutta

Quantification of seismic regimes of the Himachal Himalaya.

Sh. Naresh Kumar,

Scientist ‘ D ’, WIHG

Use of ICTs in Disaster Preparedness & Response

Sh. Navneet Yadav,

Associate Director,