Surat 2006 Floods: A Citizens' Report

28 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2006

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Akash Acharya

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Biswaroop Das

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kiran Pandya

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) - Department of Human Resource Development

Madhusudan Raj

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

Surat is situated at the mouth of the river Tapi where it meets the Arabian Sea and has for centuries been a flood-affected area. The most recent floods however, were different because of the magnitude of their effect. Nearly 90 per cent of the households were affected; six of the seven wards of the city had water standing for days. It crippled the economy and affected people's coping abilities. In the wake of the floods the Department of Human Resource Development of the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and the Centre for Social Studies conducted a study looking at how people coped with the disaster and the impact of the flood on their lives and the economy. It offers some pointers about how the impact can be mitigated in similar situations in the future.

Keywords: surat, floods, css, dhrd, surat municipal corporation

JEL Classification: Q25, R50

Suggested Citation

Acharya, Akash and Das, Biswaroop and Pandya, Kiran and Raj, Madhusudan, Surat 2006 Floods: A Citizens' Report (October 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=940728 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.940728

Akash Acharya

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Biswaroop Das

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Kiran Pandya

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) - Department of Human Resource Development ( email )

Udhana-Magdalla Road
Surat 395007
India

Madhusudan Raj (Contact Author)

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University ( email )

Udhana-Magdalla Road
Surat, Gujarat 395007
India
+91-261-2256071 (Phone)
+91-261-2256071 (Fax)

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