43.Short Essay and Article on Floods – Causes and Prevention   

Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir caused floods, landslides. House collapses and heavy loss of life. Write an article in 100 – 120 words on ‘Floods – Cause and Prevention you are Anita/Aman

Ans.                                                                                   Floods – Causes and Prevention      

By Anita

There are many natural disasters that claim hundreds of loses. But the severest of them are floods. Every year, floods are responsible for the destruction of property and lives. This time its unfortunate target was Jammu and Kashmir. Floods were caused by heavy rains and overflowing of water from rivers after the breakage of dam barriers. Villages were swept away by the floodwaters leaving many homeless.

It is to be noted that the same villages are hit by the floods but even then no measures are taken. Although, floods create havoc every year, yet no precautionary methods are taken by the government. We just stand by and watch people being washed away by the cruel water. It is ironic that once the water does its damage. People come forward with their relief and help. It is high time that preventive measures be put in place.

To prevent massive damage. Proper barriers must be built on the rivers and canals should be made so that the rainwater gets carried away instead of wreaking havoc. Wells should be dug so that the excess rainwater seeps into the ground and replenishes the groundwater and at the same time prevents the floods

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