Disaster Risk Reduction

CSSS is committed to respond to any man-made or natural disaster that takes place in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Since its inception, we have played pivotal role in most of the disaster that happened in the state. We are actively involved in various relief and rehabilitation programs to relieve the pain of the victims of natural and man-made disasters. The agency also designs programmes post disaster to prepare the community to reduce the risk and ready to respond to any kind of future disaster. Currently, we are working in 10 villages of Pulwama district in Kashmir to strengthen the communities and improve their resilience to disasters.

Major interventions in the past



1999 – 2000

Relief and rehabilitation for the internally displaced people in Jammu region during Kargil war and cross border shelling-

2005 - 2005

Relief for the victims of flood and avalanche in Kashmir region

2005 - 2011

Relief and rehabilitation of victims of Earthquake in Baramulla and Uri sector in Kashmir region

2010 - 2011

Housing scheme for the affected families of flash floods in Leh

2014 - 2015

Relief and rehabilitation for the victims of flood affected population in Jammu and Kashmir comprising of 6 districts

2015 - 2016

Relief to fire victims in slum area of Jammu

Major Activities

  • Orientations, formations and training of groups for of women, youth, farmers and fishermen.
  • Formation and capacity building of village monitoring team
  • Capacity building of Asha and I.C.D.S. members
  • Exposure visits and capacity building of farmers and fisheries club
  • Workshop on entrepreneurship, skill up-gradation and career counseling for youth.
  • Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA)
  • Preparation of participatory social and resource mapping
  • Awareness on Disaster Risk reduction (DRR), Grass root governance, mother and child health care, livelihood schemes
  • Community School enhancement Program

Achievements in 2016-17

  • 28 community-based groups consisting of 310 members.
  • 10 village monitoring teams are formed and 29 are capacitated to respend to disaster situations.
  • 52 Asha and I.C.D.S workers capacitated on disaster mitigation
  • 100 youths were trained on First Aid and Early Warning System and Search and Rescue under village volunteers DRR team
  • 62 members from farmers and fisheries club were capacitated on disaster mitigation practices through exposure visit and 27 farmers were given training on crop development and climate change
  • 380 people were given awareness on DRR in –villages
  • 650 women and adolescents in 10 villages including children were given awareness on mother and child health and precautionary measures during disaster.
  • Nearly 200 youth attended awareness on livelihoods, skill up-gradation were offered career counseling.
  • Formed very good linkages with government departments and NGO partners.