Report of the committee constituted for formulation of strategy for flood management works in entire country and river management activities and works related to border areas (2021– 26)
Flood is the most prevalent and costliest natural disaster in the world which devastates both life and economy on large extent. Extreme flooding events are not relegated to the least developed nations, but can also devastate and ravage the most economically advanced and industrialized nations. The effective and long lasting strategy not only involves structural and non-structural measures but also some important measures like river rejuvenation, watershed development, land use planning, tree horticulture along the banks of the rivers, creation of lakes and wet lands in both rural and urban areas for flood management and water security. Through this report, NITI Aayog has tried to explore all these options and present a comprehensive strategy for flood management in entire country.