Disasters in India: Flood Management

Published: Oct 18, 2018

Disasters in India: Flood Management

Rapid urbanisation, combined with changing courses of river bodies are posing new challenges for flood management. The existing mechanisms for flood risk mitigation are inadequate for addressing the risks caused by floods in the present scenario. Recent floods in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand are cases in point.

The author is Former Senior Specialist (Policy/Plans and ICT), NDMA, New Delhi