Disaster management in india: a study of 2014 jammu & kashmir floods

Sonam Sharma and Hakim Singh

The current Research paper is aimed at to analyze the disaster management plan and various problems faced in the Jammu and Kashmir during 2014 floods. The researcher has conducted interviews of various stakeholders during the field survey consisted of NGOs and administrative officials from agriculture and Floods control Department for collecting the data to complete the present research work. The fundamental question is that whether this disaster is a natural calamity or man-made. It questions the human interference and non-eco-friendly development in J&K which is the major reason for the disaster. There is also a question among environmentalists and academicians that what if this phenomenon of flooding recurs in J&K? Are we ready to prevent or face another flood like this in future? The aim of this paper is to present a realistic picture of recent Floods in J&K, to find answers for the above questions and to take a note on the lessons learned.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8053.1279
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