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Disaster Resilience

Amma’s compassion and concern for disaster survivors is so complete that she responds to every aspect of their situation-not only fulfilling their material and emotional needs, but also keeping an eye on their future. 

A Distinct


Through a blend of  applied research driven by a strong social conscience to address the complex challenges of pre-disaster, disaster, and post-disaster scenarios, Amma has unravelled novel pathways in disaster risk reduction and management.

75 M

Spent in Disaster Relief since 2004


Disaster Relief Efforts in Last Decade


Disaster Management

  • 2001

    Gujarat Earthquake

  • 2003

    Uttarakhand Floods

  • 2004

    Bihar Floods

  • 2004

    Indian Ocean Tsunami

Empowering Communities for
Sustainability & Resilience


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AmritaSREE Women Self Help Group

Deeply affected by the plight of women and families caught in the throes of natural disasters, poverty, and illiteracy, Amma launched AmritaSREE program in the wake of 2004 Tsunami to sustain families by giving them emotional support and financial independance.

13500+ SHGs formed

2,00,000+ Participants

Tsunami Ready Program

Tsunami Ready program, launched in collaboration with INCOIS in June 2022, enhances tsunami preparedness and community resilience. This initiative, initiated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, aims to actively involve the public, community leaders, as well as national and local emergency management agencies in promoting tsunami preparedness.

Landslide Early Warning

What was initially conceived as a research project to develop the prototype for the world’s first Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) system for landslide detection and early warning later became pivotal in saving lives in landslide-prone areas, thanks to the compassionate support of Our Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma.

Saving Lives with Technology

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OceanNet: Internet connectivity for fishermen at sea

As Amma’s ashram is headquartered in the fishing village surrounding the Arabian sea, Amma has personally seen and experienced the hardships faced by the fishing community since a young age.

Helpline during Kerala floods

In 2018, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham launched a 24X7 Compassionate Kerala Call Centre for flood relief. Over 400 students and staff worked round-the-clock, fielding 25,000 calls in five days, aiding 100,000+ victims.

Mobile Tele-health for Disasters – Amrita unmanned aerial systems

Occurrences of extreme events, particularly floods, have become more frequent and severe recently due to the global impacts of climate change. A dependable hydrological modeling framework has been devised for the Beas and Sunkoshi Rivers in the Indian Himalayan region to predict floods up to 7 days in advance and establish a flood early warning system (flood EWS) to mitigate the impacts of flood events and enhance preparedness for extreme flood occurrences.

Wearable Devices

A highly portable, compact, and wearable health monitoring device has been developed for rapid deployment in healthcare facilities and utilization by on-the-ground immediate healthcare providers during disasters. These wearable devices can swiftly monitor ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, blood pressure, and glucose levels of patients within minutes.

SANKALP Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion

The project aims to enhance short-term skill training programs for long-term benefits by strengthening institutions, improving market connectivity, and promoting the inclusion of marginalized sections of society. SANKALP is being implemented to ensure efficiency and governance in skill development.

Awards &

Amrita Won the World Center of Excellence Award
ADA Award

Director of Amrita WNA, Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, receiving the NABARD Award for Rural Innivations from then Minister of Finance Sri P. Chithambaram

Awarded World Center of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction by the International Program on Landslide (IPL): 2017:2020:2023:2026

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