Essay on FLOODS

Jose John March 13, 2015 No Comments
FLOODS Floods are there every year in India. During rainy season from July to September, many parts of the country suffer from devastating floods. Flood is one of the major calamities that afflict the country regularly. Floods result in much havoc and vast scale destruction of life and property. India can very proudly boast of an extensive network of rivers. They are the very life-giving natural gifts of nature, but they turn into things of sorrow and suffering when they are in spate and floods. In Northern India the Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Gomati, Gandak, Kosi, Chambal etc. are the main rivers. They are often in floods during monsoon when there is excess of rains in their catchment area. The heavy to very heavy rainfall causes them to discharge maximum quantity of water, resulting in frequent floods. consequently,  large parts of many states including, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat are affected by devastating floods. During floods, millions of people are evacuated from flood-affected areas and temporarily settled in safer places and shelters. They are provided with drinking water, food, medicines, clothes, toilet facilities and such other measures are taken. It involves a huge expenditure which a developing country like India can ill afford. Then...
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