Indicators that measure disaster resilience of farmers -A study undertaken among the thane affected cashew growers in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu

M. Balarubini, C. Karthikeyan
2016 ADVANCE RESEARCH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE  
The Disaster Resilience Index (DRI), brings together a group of indicators related to the disaster resilience performance of the cashew growers in the affected Cuddalore district. These reflect the organizational, development, capacity and institutional action taken to reduce damages and losses, to prepare for crisis and efficiently recover. This paper describes the development of a Disaster Resilience Index (DRI), of Thane cyclone affected cashew growers in Cuddalore district. The study was
more » ... t. The study was conducted in Panruti block of Cuddalore district with sample size of 194 Thane affected cashew growers. The objective of the paper is to measure the Disaster Resilience of farmers due to Thane storm. The composite Disaster Resilience Index (DRI) of Thane affected cashew was found to be 0.72. which indicates the fair ability of the cashew growers to cope up with the disturbance experienced due to Thane. The principle component analysis was carried out with all the indicators. Further grouping of indicators under each factor with their factor loadings were workout. HIND ARTS ACADEMY ABSTRACT HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE : Balarubini, M. and Karthikeyan, C. (2016). Indicators that measure disaster resilience of farmers -A study undertaken among the thane affected cashew growers in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Adv. Res. J. Soc. Sci., 7 (1) : 45-50,
doi:10.15740/has/arjss/7.1/45-50 fatcat:b2stjoiskraehg3fivjd4izqe4