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Flood Induced Population Migration in India: A Case Study of Ghaghara Zone

  • S. L. Kayastha
  • R. P. Yadava
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 3)

Abstract

In India large numbers of people are affected annually by river floods. This study discusses mobility of population in the Ghaghara floodplain, where the frequency of floods is high and their magnitude increasing. While permanent settlement, related to growing pressure on land, began there in the present century only, the density now exceeds 200 persons/sqkm. The authors suggest various measures to alleviate problems caused by floods.

Keywords

Flood Frequency Peak Flood Cold Wave Local Survey Permanent Settlement 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Kayastha
    • 1
  • R. P. Yadava
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyS.M. Postgraduate CollegeChandausiIndia

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