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Pilgrims cross a flooded street after the flash flood at Shakumbhari Devi temple in Saharanpur on Sunday, (R) a view of a waterlogged street outside Adampur police station following heavy rains, in Varanasi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

14 more rain-related deaths in UP in 24 hours, flood alert in 28 districts

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:15 AM IST
As per the information available on the Flood Management and Information System Centre (FMISC) website, UP received an average of 50mm rain in the past 24 hours. Data showed that districts in the eastern part received more rain than those in the western region.
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government to set up task force to study climate change impact

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:25 AM IST
According to a senior state government official, the task force will study measures taken by cities like London, Venice and Geneva, and prepare a plan for Mumbai which will include flood management.
Members of the National Disaster Response Force distribute food, water and medicines to flood victims at Alappuzha district, Kerala, August 20, 2018(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Members of the National Disaster Response Force distribute food, water and medicines to flood victims at Alappuzha district, Kerala, August 20, 2018(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Disaster management: India is not completely ready

By Eilia Jafar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Disaster management plans exist on paper, but implementation remains a challenge
A view of the Idukki Dam as water level rose in the reservoir in Kerala on August 10.(PTI file photo)
A view of the Idukki Dam as water level rose in the reservoir in Kerala on August 10.(PTI file photo)

Kerala floods: Poor dam management behind disasters, experts say

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Though excessive rains filled the dams, experts blamed poor water flow management from the reservoirs for the inundation of the coastal state and many parts of south India.
A view of a submerged petrol pump at Alappuzha district, Kerala, August 22(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A view of a submerged petrol pump at Alappuzha district, Kerala, August 22(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Floods in India: is it weather or maladaptation to climate change?

By Prasoon Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 03:19 PM IST
Steps need to be taken for river and watershed management through an integrated approach. Often these approaches involve both hard engineering solutions and ecologically sustainable soft solutions.
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