Calamities in India: Disaster in next 10 years
It has been said by experts that the non-implementation of the Madhav Gadgil Report on the Western Ghats is the major reason behind the devastation in Kerala. Had environmental destruction not been wanton, the extent of damage due to incessant rains in the state would have been far lesser.
In the past, Uttarakhand was flood-ravaged in 2013 and about 6000 people died. This too was a man-made disaster. It was because the tourism industry functions there with impunity. There hasn't been any audit of the situation in Uttarakhand even after these many years.
Recently, the National Disaster Management Authority said that more than 16,000 people will die in the floods across India in the next 10 years. This is going to cause a monetary loss of more than Rs 47,000 Cr, it said. The governments, however, are not taking climate-friendly measures effectively.