A Study on Flash Floods and Landslides Disaster on 3 rd August 2012 along Bhagirathi Valley in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
August 2012
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
ISBN 978-93-82571-10-0
Pages: 
230
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© NIDM, New Delhi

The present document provides an insight on the incidences of past disasters, and administrative, demographic, socio-economic and infra-structure perspective of the Uttarkashi district for assessing the vulnerability and capacity of the district in disaster risk reduction. The author has also attempted to discuss the causes and consequqneces of the recent event along with the response by various stakeholders. The report summarises the lessons learnt achieving and recommends measures that would be useful in devising strategies for achieving disaster risk reduction

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Surya Parkash

Publisher(s): 
India Governmental Seal

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