Acharya, Akash and Biswaroop, Das and Pandya, Kiran and Raj, Madhusudan (2006): Surat 2006 Floods: A Citizens’ Report.
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Surat is situated at the mouth of the river Tapi where it meets the Arabian Sea and has for centuries been a flood-affected area. The most recent floods however, were different because of the magnitude of their effect. Nearly 90 per cent of the households were affected; six of the seven wards of the city had water standing for days. It crippled the economy and affected people's coping abilities. In the wake of the floods the Department of Human Resource Development of the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and the Centre for Social Studies conducted a study looking at how people coped with the disaster and the impact of the flood on their lives and the economy. It offers some pointers about how the impact can be mitigated in similar situations in the future.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Center for Social Studies and Department of Human Resource Development, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat|
|Original Title:||Surat 2006 Floods: A Citizens’ Report|
|English Title:||Surat 2006 Floods: A Citizens’ Report|
|Keywords:||Surat flood; floods; SMC;|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H76 - State and Local Government: Other Expenditure Categories
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q25 - Water
|Depositing User:||Madhusudan Raj|
|Date Deposited:||19. Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 09:50|
Desai, Mahesh. D., “Scheme for Control of Floods in Tapi – A Critical Evaluation”, (mimeographed paper), undated.