Community Based Flood Risk Management & Livelihood (CBFRML) The Community Based Flood Risk Management & Livelihood (CBFRML), a sub component of the overall Assam Integrated Flood & Riverbank Erosion Risk Management (AIFRERM, Asian Bank Loan Programme) aims to support and improve the ability of the flood affected communities to define their local flood risk and effective coping mechanism in a most participatory planning process and identify implementation of the local flood risk management measures. The objective is to improve the ability of communities to define and exercise decision making a local disaster risk management strategies. The pilot CBFRML activities in sixteen revenue villages of Dibrugarh District is carried out by the SEWA through financial support of FREMAA, Guwahait between September 2013 to June 2015 with a specific scope of work. The CBFRML activities are carried out in sixteen villages named as under: CBFRML Intervention Site Map The CBFRML component aims to: (i) reduce communities' vulnerabilities and strengthen their ability to proactively cope with floods; and (ii) strengthen linkages between communities and local governments and help make governments' flood and livelihoods intervention more responsive to the communities' needs. These will be achieved through: (i) flood education for relevant stakeholders from district to village levels; (ii) flood early warning; (iii) participatory planning of flood preparedness, response, recovery; (iv) implementation of community prioritized sub-project for flood mitigation and/or livelihood and (v) pilot testing of small mitigation work such as the raised platforms. The objectives of CBFRML intervention is to (i) facilitate mobilization, formation, capacity building, and empowerment of disaster management committees (DMCs) at the village, Gram Panchayat (GP), and Block levels; (ii) conduct flood education to the Government and DMCs at every level; (iii) assist DMCs to undertake participatory CBFRML planning which comprises preparedness, response, and recovery plans; (iv) help DMCs to utilize the flood and riverbank erosion warnings, to be developed at the state and district levels for an effective local flood and river erosion early warning systems; (v) implement their top priority subproject using project grants; (vi) pilot test of selected small mitigation works such as the construction of raised platforms in selected communities; and (vii) vertically and horizontally link the DMCs at different levels to relevant government agencies such as Gram Panchayat (GP), Circle Office, Block Development Officer (BDO), and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) who are the key actors in flood risk management and development activities. The pilot CBFRML activity in sixteen revenue villages was carried out by the Socio Educational Welfare Association (SEWA) from September 2013 to June 2015. The CBFRML activities were carried out in following highly flood porne villages under Chabua Revenue Circle of Dibrugarh district: . Kasuwoni, Kasuwoni Pather, Garpara, Garpara Konwar, Rohmoria, Niz Rohmoria, Bogoritolia, Genichuk, Bortichuk, Pukhurijan, Raidang, Bindhakota, Muluk Gaon, Miri Gaon, Gereki and Gereki Nepali under Chabua Revenue Circle in Dibrugarh District. SEWA has mobilised NGO team from 2nd September 2013. Mock Drill : Mock drill organized at flood prone villages. The programme was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Mr. M. S. Manivannam. The participant during drill exercise exhibited the necessary rescue tips & techniques by which one can save and minimize risk of life and properties during flood. The Mock drill exercise covers how to rescue people who fell in flood waters, how to provide first aid to the affected people use of CPR, how to take shelter in highlands during floods, etc. Moreover , it was also displayed as to how life jackets can be prepared from empty bottles and how to prepare floating rafts from bambo with drums & tins for rescue operation, preparing stretchers by blankets, ropes & bamboos were shown to the people. The villagers were also shown how a drowned is to be treated when still surviving, how an injured or fainted person is to be shifted and how a snake bitten person is to be helped among others.