Flood being one of the most notorious natural calamity affecting people over the globe which severely affects the livelihood of both humans as well as animals. Flood referred as excessive water in a region caused by heavy rain, collapse of dam, shifting of the river channel and even seismic activities could also trigger the floods. India witnesses flood like situation in every year, Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and North Eastern States are the most affected areas by the floods. The local geology plays a crucial role as we observe in present flood in the North eastern state of Assam, which is surrounded by a high mountainous region, and Assam being a low lying catchment, excessive flow of water observed in the river Brahmaputra and it’s tributaries during the monsoon. Whereas in Bihar we observe the flood like situation caused by shifting of the river Kosi, also Bihar being a low land than the surrounding Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Seeing the severity and adverse effects of flood some serious steps are required to adress the problem, the excess water could be contained by creating artificial cemented levees along the river to confine it’s flow, creation of check dam and river linking also being an effective technique to handle the floods. River channels are mainly filled by the silt carried out by the river, so an artificial dredging should be carried out in the flood prone rivers prior to the monsoon. A specific body dedicated for the flood hazard assessment should be created at a National level which should act as a think tank to counter floods, application of modern technology such as GIS to create a flood hazard map at a national level which should use real time satellite information fromย  ISRO as done by Assam government in 2011.ย 


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  1. Hey, Shashank! This is very interesting. Thank You! Y’all have to deal with floods the way Californians here in the states deal yearly with wildfires. I bet it gets a bit tiring….but is a part of life. You are wonderful at writing concise, well informed posts! I enjoy reading them and learn a lot. This one made me smile because for some reason I had not realized You live in Bihar! When I was 21 (37 years ago!!! ๐Ÿคฃ) a dear friend of mine in California set up a meeting for me with a Yoga teacher he flew in from India once a year. His name was Ashook and he was from The Bihar School of Yoga!!! Ashook gifted each of us a book called, “The Bihar School of Yoga” and I treasure it to this day!!! I gave my original copy to someone I love very much and have bought replacements over the years as I tend to give books that are close to my heart away. They have made changes, of course, throughout time and I miss the original….BUT!!! WOW!!! It took me a minute to put together why Bihar sounded familiar!!! That’s so fun! I hope You, Your beautiful Lady and Y’all sweet doggies are well and that life is gifting Y’all much to smile about! Sending huge hugs Y’alls way!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Yeah right, nature has its own way to teach us, that’s really cool to hear your young age story, and I’m not from Bihar I have mentioned Bihar as it’s one of the flood prone region, actually I’m from Banaras you like it’s very famous for its very unique culture and one of the oldest city, in India rivers are worshipped as God and river Ganges is the holiest among all, Ganga originates from Himalaya, and Varanasi is located on the banks of the Ganga so it flourished so early, and one interesting fact like people say who dies in Banaras they get directly into the heaven so people from across the country visits Banaras in their old age and stay here till their last breath, it’s really cool place to visit if you get a chance to be here must come

      Check out the above link to get a glimpse of the culture and people,
      And that’s really sweet you mention about the cute Doggies and yeah my gf her name is Priya ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Oh MY!!! Wow. Thank You so very much for SOOO ALL of this, Shashank! What an incredibly beautiful video. I will most certainly visit there. My intent for the next time I visit India was Rishikesh, which I would still like to visit…but sincerely….I will come there next time I come to India. My heart is so full with this all right now. Also…thank You for giving me Your beautiful girlfriend’s name!!! I will remember it this time! I know it was on one of Your posts but kept forgetting/neglecting to go back and look! Sending You, Priya and Y’alls sweet fluffy ones lots of Love and Huge hugs!!! Thanks again! You just broadened my world wonderfully!!! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. That’s so cool Katy hope to see you soon and yeah many of the foreign citizens come to see the raw and natural beauty of the landscapes, you would be amazed to see the diversity of the country one interesting fact is that people are so diverse in the small area having multiple languages and so different culture even I can’t not understand many of the local languages ๐Ÿคฃ so it’s an universe in itself ๐Ÿป


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