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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 313-320
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1001.039

Gaps in Flood Disaster Management in India
L. Arun1* and R. Senthilkumar2
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, CVAS, Mannuthy, Kerala, India
2MSRS, Pottaneri, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Flood has been considered as one of the most recurring and frequent disasters in the world. Due to recurrent prevalence, the economic loss and life damage caused by the flood has put more burdens on economy than any other natural disaster. India has continuously suffered by many flood events which claimed huge loss of life and economy. It has been found that the incidences of the flood are increasing very rapidly. The damage caused by flood lasts several years from its advent. Traditionally flood management strategies in India in almost all states have been geared towards ‘preventing’ flood which means taming the flow of water by containing flood water. This ‘reactive’ approach adopted by both central and state government has proven to be utter failure as the history of flood management is concerned. There exist many gaps in management of flood disaster in India. Gaps exists mainly in non-availability of close contour maps and digital elevation models of flood prone areas, lack of flood forecasting and warning network in all the flood prone rivers and rivulets, lack of advance technologies in flood forecasting and warning network, lack of advanced system of hazard communication, enactment and enforcement of flood plain zoning regulations and lack of inflow forecasting systems for the reservoirs. In order to plug the gaps in flood disaster management a comprehensive hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment and communication need to be put up in place along with enhanced investment on research and development related to disaster resilient technology and improvising traditional disaster risk reduction practices.

Keywords: Flood disaster, Gaps, Disaster risk reduction
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Arun, L. and Senthilkumar, R. 2021. Gaps in Flood Disaster Management in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 313-320. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1001.039
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