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ACADEMICIA: AN INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH JOURNAL
Year : 2021, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : ( 335) Last page : ( 347)
Online ISSN : 2249-7137.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-7137.2021.00350.5

Vulnerability of india to flood disaster

Dr. Dar Rafi Ramzan1

1Lecturer, Academic Arrangement, GDCKulgam- J&K, India Email id: rafiramzandar@gmail.com

Online published on 3 April, 2021.

Abstract

Disaster is a serious disruption in the smooth functioning of a community or a geographical region which results in acute and multi-dimensional loss ofpeople's lives and property which is beyond the coping capability of that community or region and Vulnerability is the degree of proneness or susceptibility of an area/population to the impacts of a disaster. The present study which is mainly based on secondary sources of data has tried to make an attempt in understanding the profile of vulnerability of India to flood disaster. It has also attempted to access look into various natural and anthropogenic causes that lead to this disaster as well as mapped out the flood prone areas of the country. In addition to it, the researcher has tried to highlight some of the measures of disaster mitigation.

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Keywords

Disaster, Vulnerability, Flood prone, Mitigation.

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