Till the 2001 earthquake, whenever a disaster occurred, the State Government had only one document i.e. the Relief Manual for undertaking the relief measures. Contingency Plans were available only for cyclone and flood.
Now, the State Government has prepared comprehensive State Level Earthquake as well as Tsunami Disaster Management Plans covering various phases of the disasters right from emergency response, relief, recovery to mitigation and preparedness. The roles and responsibilities of every stakeholder are mentioned in the Plans and copies of the Plans have been shared with the stakeholders for its implementation.