Floods (E)

Flood has remained the most important natural disaster in the country causing great loss every year. Though floods can not be avoided but to minimize the effect the National Disaster Management Authority, National Water Mission and other scientific institutions have developed many techniques to reduce the danger. Indian Meteorological Department has developed a flood pre-warning system based on prior estimation. Flood pains are being identified and systems are being developed to manage and organise these plains. Guidelines are being developed for construction in flood-prone areas and the Disaster Mitigation Force plays an important role during floods.