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An Overview of Damages, Mitigation and Reduction Efforts in District Muzaffargarh, Pakistan after Flood 2010

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Geography, The Islamia University Bahawalpur PAKISATN
  • 2

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 102-107, December,22 (2014)

Abstract

Muzaffargarh is a district in southern Punjab, which is spread over an area of 8,249square km and it, is wedged between the River Chenab on its east and the River Indus on its west. Generally major floods in the Pakistan occur due to heavy monsoon rains. This paper has an overview of the damages, preparedness, and mitigation and reduction efforts in District Muzaffargarh after flood 2010. First the paper summarizes the overall damages of houses, number of people, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, sanitation system and infrastructure due to flood 2010 in district Muzaffargarh. Next to it, this paper describes about the preparedness, mitigation and reduction efforts with important determinants as, Model village rehabilitation program, improve water quality, Sanitation and hygiene promotion programmes. The Government of the Punjab has started the model village rehabilitation programme. The programme has the quality of integrating humanitarian organizations efforts into government flood response. This programme of providing basic facilities like shelter, education, health, communication etc. (Needs assessment report, 28 Dec 2010).In the end the paper provides some recommendations for future strategies in Muzaffargarh District

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