Investigating People’s Role in Flood Control and Management in West Bengal-A Case Study
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2015, Pages: 41-47
Received: Jun. 28, 2015;
Accepted: Jul. 24, 2015;
Published: Jul. 25, 2015
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Suvankar Chakraborty, Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India
Purpose of the study: The present study investigates the disaster affected people as well as the role of people in flood control and management in West Bengal. Background: A holistic and integrated approach in the direction of flood management is crucial both for pre-disaster preventive, mitigation and preparedness along with usual post disaster response. Methodology: This study is based on primary data collected through structured questionnaires and secondary data has been collected from government records and the records of the study area. In the course of analysis, descriptive statistics and regression analysis have been used. Results: Empirical results indicate that major areas of the study block are frequently affected by flood and most of the people are affected by flood almost every year but people’s role regarding flood management is reasonably not bad for flood control and management
Investigating People’s Role in Flood Control and Management in West Bengal-A Case Study, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2015, pp. 41-47.
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