Floods: Trends and Social Impacts in Indian Context

Published By: Samajik Shaikshanik Vikas Kendra (SSVK) | Published Date: January, 01 , 2013

India is the most flood affected nation in the world after India is the most flood affected nation in the world after Bangladesh. ? It accounts for 1/5 It accounts for 1/5thth of the global deaths by floods every year of the global deaths by floods every year and on an average 30 million people are evacuated every year. The area vulnerable to flood is 40 million hectare and average area affected by floods is 8 million hectare. Unprecedented floods take place every year at one place or the other. The most vulnerable states of India are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Gujarat, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. There are many states which are more liable to flooding as compared to others. Intensive measures need to be taken to protect the land from frequent flooding.

Author(s): P.C Joshi, P Khattri, M.M Singh, Maureen Fordham | Posted on: Sep 15, 2014 | Views(618) | Download (216)


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