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Monsoon rains kill 81 in India

Nearly 9,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground in the worst-hit rural areas of Amreli, Rajkot and Bhavnagar districts of Gujarat. Heavy early monsoon rains have killed at least 81 people in Gujarat, bringing misery to thousands of people uprooted from their flooded homes. Nearly 9,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground in the worst-hit rural areas of Amreli, Rajkot and Bhavnagar districts of Gujarat, which had been suffering from a drought before the rains hit.Most of the deaths occurred when people were swept away by flood waters and mudslides, or buried in collapsed houses.More than 1,000 Hindu pilgrims have been stranded on the mountain paths leading to Hindu shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttrakhand because of the rains. The monsoon has covered nearly the entire country delivering 24% excess rainfall so far, flooding parts of Gujarat and Assam, while a swollen river breached its banks in Jammu-Kashmir.

Major Earthquake on 25-04-2015

A major earthquake of M 7.9 magnitude was felt in many states of North India including Bihar.Epicenter of the Earthquake was in Lamjung(Near Pokhra) in Nepal.More details awaited....

Bihar storm

40 dead, over 80 injured in Bihar storm.The storm hit Purnia, Madhepura, Saharsa, Madhubani, Samastipur, Darbhanga and Samastipur uprooting several thousand trees, damaging power lines and destroying thousands of huts and standing crops of maize, wheat and pulses.

Road Accidents

Single biggest peacetime killer of soldiers. Road accidents in India have been biggest killers not only to common citizen but also of Indian soldiers in the line of their duty. Every year road accidents claim lives of around 300 soldiers, which is bigger in number than those killed on borders or in counter terror operations. This is a matter of serious concern.
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Flood Threat-Kashmir

Heavy rains derail life in Kashmir Valley and trigger flood threat .7 months after the devastating floods, Kashmir valley is facing yet another flood following incessant rains with river Jhelum in spate at several places. Jammu & Kashmir government has declared flood alert in Kashmir valley as Jhelum river crossed danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of south Kashmir.

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Welcome to Bihar State Disaster Management Authority

The State of Bihar, a multi-disaster prone state, is predominantly rural in character. The geo-climatic conditions of Bihar make it vulnerable to many hazards. The lives and livelihood of millions of the people residing in Bihar gets affected by various disasters from time to time. The State witnesses various types of natural and human induced disasters, like Floods, Drought, Earthquake, Fire, Cyclone (high speed winds), Road accidents, Stampede, Epidemics, Heat Waves, Cold Waves, and Landslides etc. Kosi Flood of 2008 and severe Earthquake of 15 January 1934 have been worst disasters in the history of Bihar and the country. In addition to natural disasters, human induced disasters also pose serious challenge to the people of Bihar. Environment and climate change issues have been at the centre of disasters with increased frequency of extreme weather conditions, thus requiring an eco-sensitive approach to deal with them. With a paradigm-shift from post-disaster efforts to pre-disaster initiatives; better institutional arrangements and increased awareness and preparations, the State is moving towards disaster resilience and emerging as a leader in the field of disaster risk reduction and management and setting examples for other states to follow. More...

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