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Bhutan is in the preliminary stage of disaster management.  Currently, major focus has been given to emergency management.  No evidences are available from Bhutan on policies, institutional setup or legal arrangements required for managing disasters.  Currently, His Majesty the King was handling the emergency aspect of the disasters.  At the time of the paper was presented to the Delhi meeting, Bhutan has been in the process of preparing a comprehensive program for disaster management.  This includes both emergency management and mainstreaming of disaster risk into the development process.  Policy, institutional and legal arrangements for managing disasters were also included to these plans.

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