Pleading of national policy flood control
RECOMMENDATIONS OF NATIONAL POLICY ON FLOOD CONTROL

Pleading of national policy flood control

RECOMMENDATIONS OF NATIONAL POLICY ON FLOOD CONTROL

Board recommendations are as follows:

  • In order to deal the problem of floods on a comprehensive basis very sustain and systematic efforts are need, both at administration level and general public level.
  • These tasks are very huge is magnitude and hence measures of protection from floods should be progressively undertak.
  • Even the best flood control measures do not provide complete protection and are aim at provid reasonable degree of protection.
  • projects, Central Govt.
  • should also take initiative in the matter.
  • Flood control measures should form an integrat part of the overall development of the region in respect of water resources, economic perspective, ecological and humanitarian considerations.
  • The flood management in a particular areas should form a part of package of measures of comprehensive plan for that area.
  • Different alternatives with various degree of min of measures should be work out and analysed for optimisation.
  • Reservoirs must he consider an important component in any package of measures provid they are technically and economically viable.
  • Use of natural detention basins for flood moderation should be used if condition permit.
  • Channel improvement measures should be considered with due caution because they are costly in initial as well as maintenance cost.
  • While using embankments, their side effects and associated problems should be carefully studied.
  • Measures like flood plain regulation, flood forecasting and warning, flood proofing, disaster preparedness should be adopt to reduce the susceptibility to life and property.
  • This is essential as engineering measures by themselves cannot provide protection from all floods.
  • Disaster relief, remission of Tanes, provision of taccavi loan etc.
  • should be continue on humanitarian considerations.
  • Crop insurance and insurance schemes for damage to properties should be liberally continu.
  • Anti-erosion works should be taken up for protection of railway lines, roads.

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