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Disaster Management

Causes of Famine; Human activities leading to famines, Mitigation of famine

Apart from Earthquake, there are many other disasters that can cause major destruction to the ecosystem and living things. Let us study some disasters and their causes.


Flood is the rising of a water body and its overflowing onto normally dry land that leads to the drowning of the surrounding area. It may occur due to heavy rainfall that leads to overflow of water from the water bodies. Many people died in Tamil Nadu in 2015, due to the flooding caused by heavy rains. 


  • Floods upset the normal life of people.
  • Heavy floods cause extensive loss of life and property.
  • It results in water logging for several days.

Flood-prone states in India are Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, and Andhra Pradesh.


When the land is very hot and the water coming from the rain clouds does not reach to the land,…

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