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Analysis Study Research Paper | Geography | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Flood Disaster Mitigation Study in Siddharthnagar District of Uttar Pradesh, India
Abstract: Submergence of land that is usually dry due to overflow of water is flood. It is most happening and recurring disaster causing huge loss of life and property at the same time disrupting the all around growth and development of the place. Flood being a natural disaster could not be prevented from happening, but identifying the areas prone to disaster could help in minimizing its impact. Rapti river is the principal water body of Siddharthnagar district. From 1998 to 2017, in the span of 20 years district Siddharthnagar witnessed flood 12 times. 2017 flood was no less than 1998 flood which was the century?s worst flood disaster. It affected 617 villages of the district among which 421 villages were marooned affecting 3,72,798 number of population and 35,991.669 ha. of sown agricultural land. This paper is an attempt to study the year 2017 floods of the district Siddharthnagar and recognize areas vulnerable to frequent flooding so that besides minimizing the impact of flood, available human and physical resources could be used efficiently by the machineries involved in the rescue , relief and rehabilitation process.
Keywords: Flood, Rapti river, Siddharthnagar district, year 2017
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1160 - 1164