Floods disaster in India, mitigation and their impacts

Published 25-04-2023
Section Review articles


  • Sahdev School of Studies in Environmental Science, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh – 492010, India


The problem of floods is increasing continuously in India. The cause of the flood problem is humans and nature. This problem is getting worse in the 21st century than in the 20th century. Since this time it is causing more problems in the riverside villages of India, and it is creating health problems in the lives of millions of people. Along with this, there is huge damage to the cultivated land, animals, forests, groundwater, soil, and environment. The areas most affected by floods are Assam, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, etc.  Extra lives have been lost in these states. Through this review, we have discussed in detail the history from 1943 to 2022 and all the flood-affected areas along with their damage and flood management, and mitigation.

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