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Indian Disasters

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Indian Disasters

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Indian Disasters article present the list of Major Disasters occurred in India. This article plays a prominent role in GA/GK preparation in many competitive exams such as IBPS, UPSC, Civil Services etc.


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Natural disasters in India, many of them related to the climate of India, cause massive losses of life and property. Droughts, flash floods, cyclones, avalanches, landslides brought on by torrential rains, and snowstorms pose the greatest threats. A natural disaster might be caused by earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruption, landslides, hurricanes etc. In order to be classified as a disaster it will have profound environmental effect and/or human loss and frequently incurs financial loss. Other dangers include frequent summer dust storms, which usually track from north to south; they cause extensive property damage in North India and deposit large amounts of dust from arid regions. Hail is also common in parts of India, causing severe damage to standing crops such as rice and wheat and many more crops.

Below table contains the list of Indian Disasters year wise:

Disaster Name Year State and Area Affected
Drought 1972 Large part of the country (India)
Cyclone 1977 Andhra Pradesh
Drought 1987 15 States (India)
Latur Earthquake 1993 Latur, Marathwada region of Maharashtra
Orissa Super Cyclone 1999 Orissa
Gujarat Earthquake 2001 Rapar, Bhuj, Bhachau, Anjar, Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat State
Tsunami 2004 Coastline of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh,
Pondicherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India
Maharashtra Floods 2005 Maharashtra State
Kashmir Earthquake 2005 Mostly Pakistan, Partially Kashmir
Kosi Floods 2008 North Bihar
Cyclone Nisha 2008 Tamil Nadu
Drought 2009 252 districts in 10 states
Leh Cloudburst 2010 Leh, Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir
Sikkim Earthquake 2011 North-eastern India with epicenter
near Nepal Border and Sikkim
Uttarakhand flash floods 2013 Uttarakhand
Tropical Cyclone Hudhud 2014 Andhra Pradesh, near the city of Visakhapatnam