Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, really terrifyies the blood out of you. It is one of the most disastarous quake of the recent times, taking into its fold many of the lives, destruction of mass infrastructural properties and it even wide open our eyes to the reality of our preparedness to such calamity in future. India being and growing as a super power should be equipped to sustain calamities of such maganitude. If we can not control the entire destruction magnitude then atleast we can mitigate the destruction level to the minimum.
The upcoming years, where our country's economic formidability and infrastructural consolidation will be judged, we need to be prudent enough to tackle these kind of uninformed natural calamities and should be prepared enough to reduce the loss of lives and property.
For this there are certain points which I feel should be taken into consideration, to protect ourselves. First and foremost, people should be made aware of disater management which will propell them to do the right things at the right time, next is the strict enforcement of the prevailing policies while construction, establish new and better building codes coupled with the enforcement of sever punishment by law for those who do not follow the laid standards while construction to reduce the cost.
These points which I mentioned does not require any rocket science explanatory details, these things are obvious and necessary for the government to think and act upon on an urgent basis to fortify its citizen from any catastrophe.