Components of NCRMP:

The NCRMP Phase II have four principal components as elaborated below:

Budget Allocation of Each Components :






Central Share

State Share

Comp A

Early Warning Dissemination System

Rs 66.83 cr.

Rs 59 cr.

Rs 7.83 cr. for AMC

Comp B

Cyclone Risk Mitigation Infrastructure

Rs. 60.00 cr

Rs 45 cr

Rs 15 cr

Comp C

Technical Assistance for Multi-hazard risk management

Rs 8.53 cr.



Comp D

Project Management & Implementation Support

Rs 7.95 cr.




Rs 143.31 cr.

Component A: Strengthening of existing Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) : The overall objective of this component is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities by addressing the existing gap in dissemination of warning to the communities.

In turn the component will support:

  • Installation and operation of Early Warning Dissemination System allowing the State and District Emergency Operations Centres to send communication directly to the villages using various technologies like: Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) or Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) based technology or any other appropriate technology that is feasible. The component also envisages strengthening emergency operation centers (EOC) to channelize the warning through different communication modes. In addition, the components should also provide for redundancy in communication using satellite phones or any other similar technology that could be provided to key officials for communicating the warnings in the villages along with suitable backup systems. The aim to establish a fool proof Early Warning Dissemination System; and
  • Strengthening capacity: (i) in operating, maintaining and regular use of the EWDS equipment by officials and village representatives, and (ii) of communities in disaster preparedness and response by preparing disaster management plans and arranging mock drills etc.

Component B: Developing Cyclone Risk Mitigation Infrastructure like Construction of Multi-Purpose of Cyclone Shelter

Features of MPCS

  • The ground floor includes space for physically challenged, kitchen utility, dinning area, diesel power generator, food storages, separate rest rooms for physically challenged male / female, and a common place for all.
  • The rooms / hall at first and second floor have provision for shelves for storing valuables and other things and drinking water facility.
  • At roof level, in case of extreme emergency, some space can be utilised for standing crowd. Helicopter drop is also possible at roof level.
  •  RCC water tank of capacity 10000 litres is provided at the roof level and sump tank provided at ground.
  • Two staircases are provided in the case of emergency confirming to NBC 2016 code.
  • Ramp at ground floor is provided for physically challenged people at desired slope of 1:12
  • Some open space also available near the site.

Component B: Developing Cyclone Risk Mitigation Infrastructure like Construction of Multi-Purpose of Cyclone Shelter

Utilisation Plan of MPCS

  • In the normal circumstances, when MPCS is lying vacant, it can be put up for dual use.
  • Multi-Purpose space – This can be utilised by the locals for conducting meetings / functions / ceremonies etc. Ladies Self Help groups can use it for conducting classes or get together. Other administrative authorities can use it for conducting election trainings, seminars, workshops etc. after obtaining sanction from the custodian of the building by paying reasonable rent fixed by State Government from time to time .
  • Kitchen –  can be used for cooking mid-day meals.
  • Gen set room – The Generator room will be equipped with Gen set and will be used as alternate power supply to the building.
  • Toilet Blocks – The people will be using the toilet block, whenever any functions takes place

Component B: Developing Cyclone Risk Mitigation Infrastructure like Construction of Multi-Purpose of Cyclone Shelter

  • The original proposal was for the Construction of 27 Multi- Purpose Cyclone Shelter in nine coastal districts.
  • Finally awarded 14 works in seven districts. (3 Works at Kasargode, 2 each at Kannur, Malappuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha, One work at Kollam). Others cancelled due to land issues.
  • Kerala PWD is appointed as the Implementing Agency by the State Project Steering Committee. PWD completed the design of all MPCS complying with the guidelines set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs , GoI with respect to the Construction of Cyclone / Tsunami Shelters.
  • AFC India Ltd is appointed as “the Third Party Quality Auditor” for INR.92,67,720.00 as per World Bank Guidelines for the independent monitoring of the quality aspects of the works and assess and report compliance with the requirements of environmental and social management framework.

Details of the Proposed MPCS

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Survey number

Geographic Location




Kudlu (SHIRIBAGILU),  Madhur GP

Revenue land, Uliyathaduka

Survey number: 232

12° 32′ 25.9″ N, 74° 59′ 38.3″E





Revenue land near Pullur Village Office, Pullur

Survey number: 110/1A3A

12° 21′ 28.2″N, 75° 6′ 1.4″E





GSBS, Kumbala

Survey number: 168/1 pt

 12° 35′ 40.2″ N, 74° 56′ 49.1″E





Town Higher Secondary school

Ward:3, Block: 1, Survey number: 44

11° 52′ 20.5″ N, 75° 21′ 33.5″ E





Revenue land, Ponniam

Survey number: 89/3

11° 46′ 24″N, 75° 31′ 24.1″E





GMUPS, Paravanna

Survey number:23/6

10° 54′ 1.6″N, 75° 53′ 32.4″E





G.H.S School, Palapetty

Survey number: 108/7

10° 42′ 6.1″N , 75° 57′ 29.6″E





Revenue land near Village Office

Survey number: 101/4B

10° 32′ 21.6″ N, 76° 1′ 41.3″E





Revenue land near Village Office

Survey number: 298/2

10° 12′ 4.7″N, 76° 10′ 6.1″E





Revenue land near Village Office

Survey number: 196/5

10⁰ 09′ 45.1’N, 76⁰ 11′ 13.5″





School Compund at Thuruthipuram

Survey number: 252/3A,B,252/1-2,252

10⁰ 10′ 22.2’N, 76⁰ 12′ 43.4″E





Government Higher Secondary School, Ayamparambu

Block : 5, Survey number: 371/1

9⁰ 18′ 19.35′  N, 76⁰ 26′ 47.606″E




Mararikulam North

Revenue land, Janakshemam Colony

Block:20, Survey number: 322/6

9⁰ 37′ 36.419’N, 76⁰ 18′ 13.091″E





Revenue land near Thazhava Village Office

Block: 11, Survey number: 706/5

9⁰ 5′ 22.5’N, 76⁰ 33′ 43.8″E



Component C: : Technical Assistance for Cyclone Hazard Risk Mitigation, Capacity Building and Knowledge Creation
The State Disaster Management Plan 2016, in Section 8.7 has identified 7 broad themes under the SENDAI framework of action for disaster risk reduction in the state in the 13th five year plan period. These themes were also subsumed into the New Delhi Declaration 2016 as adopted in the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. For achieving the long term (15 years) goals as laid out in the ‘Asian Regional Plan for implementation of the SENDAI Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2016’, the National Disaster Management Plan 2016, and the ‘calls on governments’ as in the New Delhi Declaration, KSDMA has formulated the 7 broad themes and have matrix linked each theme to a specific call as in the New Delhi Declaration, for implementation. The first and the foremost importance is given to Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction.

Novelty of implementation of component C of NCRMP will be key to the long term success of the project. Through these funds, the state intents to create a community based disaster risk reduction structure in the local self-government (LSG) level in the project implementing panchayaths/ municiplalities/ corporations and beyond. The LSG level structure involves creation of LSG Disaster Management Committees and four types of Emergency Response Teams and their dedicated capacity building and long term training and capacity building continuation plan.

With the overall aim of achieving the goals of Sendai Framework and the New Delhi Declaration, 2016 as identified in the Kerala State Disaster Management Plan 2016 (KSDMP, 2016), the concept of Civil Defence and Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction programmes are integrated under the District Disaster Management Authorities and State Disaster Management Authority by converging funds under various projects and schemes of Government of India and the State. The KSDMP, 2016 has identified the creation and operationalisation of Civil Defence in all Taluks of the State with the strength of 3000 volunteers in total, in the next 5 year period. Component C of NCRMP will also be used as part of this overall umbrella concept to ensure common capacities and trainings.


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Broad theme for implementation in 2017-22 state plan scheme of KSDMA

Call on Government in New Delhi Declaration 2016

SENDAI priority



Community based disaster risk reduction – formation, training and capacity building of Civil Defence Corps in Kerala

Call 10: Strengthen inclusive collaboration at the local level to build on community initiative, knowledge and resources, and leverage national policies and programmes to achieve resilience.

Call 5: Encourage meaningful participation and support representation of women, children and youth, and persons with disabilities in leadership role for disaster risk reduction

Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Section 4 of the Civil Defence Act, 1968 envisages the creation of Civil Defence Corps in all states. In a state like Kerala where the local community involvement in preparedness and response to disasters are high, creation of Civil Defence Corps will formalize the First Responder structure.