ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Flood ManagementSubscribe to Flood Management

India’s Relief and Rehabilitation Efforts Need to Be Revised for a More Inclusive Approach to Disaster Management

India’s relief and rehabilitation efforts are short-lived and unable to comprehensively or proactively deal with disasters. With floods wreaking havoc throughout the country, there is a need to look deeper into the inefficiencies that currently mark these efforts and rethink how they can be made more inclusive and extensive.

Living with Floods

Modern flood control technologies have neither been very successful nor are they people-friendly. This is because their focus is on trying to control the waters of rivers in spate and not of making use of the flood waters in the best possible way, while ensuring the least damage. This forms the basis of flood 'management' traditionally in many villages in Bihar, West Bengal and Bangladesh.
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