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  • The following shows the fact

    The following shows the fact -- "Abdullah defended himself by saying that state capitals had never been hit by a disaster in recent memory. But the devastating flood could have been averted had his administration and the Union government taken necessary steps to save the drainage channels of Srinagar when an alert was sounded in 2010.".

    Most of the urban areas are located along the water bodies. With population growth with bad governance -- real estate business zooming -- most of the water bodies either encroached or filled with rubles or drainage, there is no way for rain water to go. The only place entering in to houses.

    It has become a fashion to say it was a unusual rains. But no body cares to look in to the data -- rainfall and river floods.

    In 2000 Sept. low lying areas were flooded with rainwater. Some parts, the water reached 2nd floor.

    The governments must open their eyes plan for future -- not to congest any more the present urban areas. Extend developmental activities to rural India. Remove all encroachment of water bodies/drains. Without this, whenever there are floods we cry like in the case of J & K or Uttarkhand of last year.

    Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
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