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Volume 7 Issue 3
March-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2003162

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1089-1096

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IMPACT OF FLOODS ON THE PEOPLE OF KOSI REGION

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2349-5162

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"IMPACT OF FLOODS ON THE PEOPLE OF KOSI REGION", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no.1089-1096, March-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2003162.pdf

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The Kosi a trans boundary river between Nepal and India, is often referred to as the 'Sorrow of Bihar'. The flow of the river contains heavy silt and sand, resulting in changing the river courses. During past the Kosi has kept on changing its courses between Purnia district in the east and Darbhanga and Madhubani districts in the west. The recent disaster was created by the breach in the eastern Kosi embankment upstream of the Indian border at Kushaha in the neighbouring Nepal on the I 8d' of August 2008. A human tragedy of unparallel dimension was unleased over three million people living in 993 villages in the seven districts of Kosi Region viz. Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Saharsa, Purnia, Khagaria and Katihar. The damage by the floods was enormous. It killed 250 people and displaced nearly 3 million persons from their homes. More than 3,00,000 houses were destroyed and at least 3,40,000 hectares of cropped area was damaged. The fury of flood was such that the villagers in the flood affected zone ate raw rice and flour mixed with polluted water. Hunger and disease were widesmad. Supaul district was the worst-hit, in which surging water swamped 1,000 square kilometers of farmlands destroying large area under crops. The present paper is a modest attempt to analyse the impact of floods oil the lives of the people in Kosi region.

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Flood, Embanktnent. Human Tragedy, Disaster Management, Conservation Measures

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"IMPACT OF FLOODS ON THE PEOPLE OF KOSI REGION", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no. pp1089-1096, March-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2003162.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2003162
Registration ID: 228449
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 3 | Year March-2020
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Page No: 1089-1096
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"IMPACT OF FLOODS ON THE PEOPLE OF KOSI REGION", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no. pp1089-1096, March-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2003162.pdf




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