ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD AND VULNERABLE ANALYSIS IN KARBI ANGLONG DISTRICT

Rebecca Kramsapi

Abstract


Environmental hazard is a potentially damaging physical event, phenomenon or human activity that may cause the loss of life or property, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation (UNO). It is apparent from the above UN definition that hazards are physical events i.e. causes or processes of disasters whether natural or man-induced. North east India falls in earthquake zone area, face numerous hazard, be it natural or manmade hazard. Every year thousands of people lost their life and property. In the state of Assam, flood is the most often occurring phenomena, flooded by the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, surrounded by the hills on all side. Thunderstorm and cyclone also have great effect in the area. From the past one year, cyclone has been the distraous in the hilly district of Karbi Anglong, Assam. Lots of houses, property and many injured have been reported from the affected area. This paper tries to understand and analyze the environmental hazard and vulnerability in Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Data is based on both primary and secondary data collected from different sources.

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environment; hazard; disasters; flood; cyclone

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