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Idukki landslip

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  • August 11, 2020
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Idukki landslip

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Natural hazards and disaster; Disaster Management 

Context: 

  • Kerala faces floods for third consecutive year. 
  • Incessant rain and strong winds swept across several parts of Kerala amid predictions of heavy or very heavy rain in many others. 

Note: Try to know and locate places such as Eravikulam National Park, Nayamakkad tea estate, rivers and major dams present in Kerala. 

Key facts: 

  • In India, about 0.42 million sq. km or 12.6% of land area, excluding snow covered area, is prone to landslide hazard.  
  • Out of this, 0.18 million sq. km falls in North East Himalaya, including Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalaya; 0.14 million sq. km falls in North West Himalaya (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir); 0.09 million sq. km in Western Ghats and Konkan hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra) and 0.01 million sq. km in Eastern Ghats of Aruku area in Andhra Pradesh. 

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