Unprepared for flood disasters

Upadhyaya, Himanshu (2018) Unprepared for flood disasters. Dialogue, 19 (3). pp. 102-109.

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Due to repeated failures in governance and management, floods have turned out to be disastrous in India. As per estimates made in 1980, if India’s total geographical area of 329 million hectares, about 45.64 million hectares are flood-prone. The Working Group for the Flood Management Programme for the XI Five Year Plan (December 2006) estimates that, on an average, 7.55 million hectares get affected, 1560 lives are lost and damages worth Rs 1805 crore is caused due to disastrous floods every year in India.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Upadhyaya, Himanshu
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood disasters, Flood Management Programme, CWC/GFCC, National Water Policy (2012)
Subjects: Social sciences > Social services;Associations
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2573
Publisher URL: http://www.asthabharati.org/Dia_Jan%20%20018.pdf

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