India: Floods and Landslides - Sep 2014
Seasonal monsoon rains starting at the end of June 2014 triggered river overflows in India's north-eastern State of Assam, causing damage and evacuations (ECHO, 26 Jun 2014). Starting in mid-July, flooding in eastern India killed three people and forced thousands of families from their homes. Around 10,000 people were evacuated to cyclone shelters in Odisha state's worst-hit district of Jajpur after a major river burst its banks, flooding 30 villages. (Reuters, 22 Jul 2014) By 24 Jul, over 25,000 people had been affected in 42 villages across Assam in a second round of floods (Times of India, 24 Jul 2014).
In the beginning of September, heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir caused severe flooding, the state’s worst in 50 years. Ten districts are heavily affected, almost 150 people reported dead, and a number of districts are not reachable yet. In the region of Jammu, landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have caused serious damages to infrastructure and agricultural land. The army has launched a major rescue operation and has reportedly rescued over 200,000 people. However, over 100,000 people are still marooned in their houses, with no access to food or clean water. (IFRC, 18 Sep 2014)
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This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "**Long Term Disaster Recovery in Kashmir**". It contains many insights from practitioners and academics from different areas who have focused their attention on rebuilding Jammu and Kashmir after the devastating floods of 2014. Often dubbed as the most severe flood to hit the state in over 100 years, the havoc wreaked by these floods affected close to 550,000 people. The Indian state as well as the international community were quick to respond to the crisis that followed this disaster.
by Ashutosh Sharma | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:53 GMT
UDHAMPUR, India, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a landslide swallowed up the mountain village of Saddal in September 2014, Neemu lost his wife and a child, along with his terrace farm and livestock.
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- Disaster Overview
Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On September 3, a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days of incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognized as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150.
By South Asia correspondent James Bennett
Residents in India's northern state of Kashmir are still trying to rebuild their lives almost two years after deadly floods swept through the region.
The Indian government is facing accusations it has neglected victims of the floods, which killed more than 400 people in September 2014.
Towns along the banks of Kashmir's river Jhelum host factories that shape the region's willow trees into cricket bats, but the industry has been left devastated.
| Saturday 11/7/2015 - 11:45 GMT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced $12 billion in financial assistance to Indian-administered Kashmir, more than a year after deadly floods devastated parts of the disputed Himalayan region.
Speaking in the main city of Srinagar amid intense security, the Hindu nationalist leader said he wished to take India's only Muslim-majority state back to its "former glory".
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:41 GMT
Author: Athar Parvaiz
By Athar Parvaiz
SRINIGAR, India, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Insurance companies in Indian-administered Kashmir, which was hit by a destructive flood last September, have collected substantially higher premiums this year as property owners seek to avoid further financial losses from weather-linked disasters.
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The Centre on Tuesday announced an additional package of Rs 2,437 crore for reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a joint press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, said Rs 2,602 crore had already been released last year by the government to help the state in relief and rehabilitation work.
"Last year, Rs 2,602 crore had been released last year. Other than this, Rs 2,437 crore will be released this year," Jaitley told reporters.
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WASHINGTON, June 02, 2015 – The World Bank Board today approved a $250 million Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for reconstruction and recovery support to flood-affected areas in which public infrastructure and livelihoods were impacted severely. It will also strengthen the capacity of the state government to respond to and better manage natural disasters in the future.
A.1 Description of the disaster
The southwest monsoon was vigorous across India in early September 2014, triggering floods and affecting more than three million people across the country, with over 1,000 people dead.
The states of Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and J&K are amongst the worst affected. The response by various governmental agencies at national and state level was swift, with deployment of search and rescue teams, food distributions, temporary shelter, health and cash support.
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by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2014
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