When it comes to natural disasters, India is one of the worst affected countries globally. Not just financially—where it’s among the top five worst affected—but also in terms of human casualties. In the recent monsoon flooding that affected multiple Indian states, over 1,600 people lost their lives.
With countries increasingly prone to natural disasters in an increasingly climate change-affected world, prevention may not be possible. Mitigation, however, absolutely is. Take rescue operations. Brave as these efforts are, they’re far from as effective as they could be.
This was the case a team of executives from Samsung’s Bengaluru-based research institute made at the recently concluded India Mobile Congress (IMC) held in India’s capital, Delhi.