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About floods in india

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Asked by kalaiselvan, 01 Jan '10 06:18 pm
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They come somewhere or other
every year
Answered by anil garg, 17 Apr '11 05:29 pm

 
  
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Some floods are politically motivated and man made.
Answered by Dare Devil, 10 Nov '10 07:41 am

 
  
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India is the most flood affected nation in the world after Bangladesh. It accounts for one fifth (1/5) of global deaths due to floods and on an average thirty million people are evacuated every year. So floods, in India are not a new phenomenon. Unprecedented floods take place every year in one state or other state of the country. The vulnerability of states or union territories of India due to floods was not observed severely in the past due to low developmental activities and population pressure. However, in the present time, unabated population and high rate of developmental activities forced on the occupation of flood plains and making the society highly vulnerable for flood losses.
Other factors like lack of adequate refugee sites above flood levels, accessible routes for reaching at sites, lack of public Information about escape routes and other appropriate response activities renders communities more vulnerable.
The protected area (32 m.ha.) is also vulnerable to f ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 01 Jan '10 06:28 pm

 
  
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Floods are any high stream flow which overlap natural or artificial banks of a river or a stream and are markedly higher than the usual as well as inundation of low land. Sometimes copious monsoon rains combine with massive flows from the rivers, then the floods indeed become calamitous. Through geophysical studies, it has been found that more than one half billion people on our planet reside on river side and coastal flood plains where they produce 1/3 of worlds food production and on any day at least- some fraction of these plains go under flood water and hence causing widespread losses to human lives and heads of cattle dead, devastated homes, destroyed the agricultural crops and disrupted the communication links such as railways, roads as well as damage to health hazards. Even after the receding of floods it takes several months or even years before the community comes to the pre-flood level. So floods are a NATURAL AND INEVITABLE phenomenon of life in almost all the states of I ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 01 Jan '10 06:23 pm

 
  
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