Landslides disaster in India, mitigation and their impacts

Published 25-04-2023
Section Review articles


  • Sahdev S.O.S. In Environmental Science Pt. RSU Raipur


Landslides are natural disasters. This landslide disaster keeps on coming in India as well as in other countries. The main causes of this disaster are rifles, sunafal, earthworks, volcanic eruptions, mining, working, road cutting, construction of houses, and deforestation. Its types are Fall Landslides, Tappal Landslides, Slides, and Spreads. Many areas of India have been affected due to landslides, mainly in Assam, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Kerala, etc. From 1948 to 2020, many people have lost their lives. In 2020, Assam's landslides have claimed 80 lives and also caused economic losses. India's landslide zones are divided into five parts namely Very High Hazard, High Hazard, Moderate / Moderately High Hazard, Low Hazard, and Very the flame is a hazard. Landslides have killed ~500 in 1948, ~400 in 1998, 67 in 2000, 5700 in 2013, and 80 in 2020.  In this review, the causes, types, damage, management, and mitigation of landslides, etc. have been discussed in detail.

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