Is a QRA-based method suitable to guide Land Use Planning decisions in India?

A. Sengupta, D. Bandyopadhyay, C. J. Van Westen, A. Van Der Veen

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In this paper, we have applied a quantitative risk assessment method to map cumulative risk levels arising from a number of hazardous installations located in Haldia, one of the industrial towns of India. The methodology consists of the following steps: frequency and consequences assessment of the select reference accident scearos; estimation of grid-level population distribution using a dasymetric interpolation approach; and finally risk estimation using both individual and societal risk metric. The risk maps were prepared in using common GIS tools and functions, and their sensitivity to various factors ascertained using uncertainty analysis techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2014
EditorsT. Nowakowski
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-315-73697-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • India
  • Industrial accidents
  • Landuse planning
  • Population estimation
  • Societal risk estimation


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