Challenges and Issues of Management of Flood Disaster Risk Reduction in North Bihar: Building Flood Resilient Society as a Solution
Author(s):
Prof. Nizamuddin Khan, Dr. Ashish Parashari, Dr. Firoj Biswas , A. Rehman
Keywords:
Floods, rivers, Resilient, sustainable, Development
Abstract
Bihar is the most affected flood prone area caused by overflowing of the rivers generating from Siwalik range of Himalayas located in the north. Ganga and Kosi are the main culprits of flood occurrence in the north Bihar. The geographic features as landforms, slope, rivers and the socio economic backwardness of people are main factors of floods. Different measures have been adopted by government, public servant, NGO’s to prevent and reduce the flood impact in the area but still great success could be achieved. The present paper is descriptive and effort is made to explore the existing challenges and issues to resolve the problem of flood disaster in Bihar. Lack of awareness, dishonesty in resource utilization in flood controlling process, deficiency of sense of accountability and poor level of education for flood disaster regulation methods among the general population were serious lacuna in following the guidelines of Disaster Flood Management in the study area. Building resilient society at grassroots level to disaster and management of vulnerability is the most important effort to manage the flood and its associated problems.
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Unique Paper ID: 161839

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6

Page(s): 329 - 340
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