are the most commonly occurring in Uttar Pradesh affecting
almost every year some or the other part of the state.
Important rivers, which create floods in the State, are
the Ganga, the Yamuna, the Ramganga, the Gomti, the Sharda,
the Ghaghra, the Rapti and the Gandak. The rainfall increases
from west to east and from south to north .Similar is
the pattern of floods ,the problem increases from west
to east and south to north. Out
of the 240.93 lakh hectares geographical area of the State
about 73.06 lakh hectares is flood prone.
Since the last week of July, 2007 about 20 districts,
mostly from eastern zone of the State have been severely
hit by the onslaught of flood. In these districts the
climates of floods was seen on 7th August, 2007 when 2634
villages were affected by the floods and area of 5.58
lakh hectare was under flood waters. This way about 4.16
lakh hectare of land under agriculture was affected. With
such gigantic problem only government efforts will not
able to solve the situation. Hence it is the pious duty
of the voluntary sector to shoulder the responsibility
of tackling the flood menace with a government. UPVAN,
a network of 245 organization in 54 district of the state
has come forward in this regard.
Areas of intervention By
The Government of Uttar Pradesh has issued the revised
CRF guidelines on 31st July, 2007 , where in relief measures
have been declared, but at the field level there was hardly
any knowledge about these guidelines, hence UPVAN has
got printed sufficient number of copies and got distributed
the same in the affected areas through its network organizations.
Refer to : Apda
Evam Manveey Sahyog
the flood stricken people through the volunteers through
our network organizations (list enclosed).
the flood situation through the UPVAN Sachivalay and
submitting its reports to the government and all concerned.
is also proposed that UPVAN field volunteers would go
in affected areas and prepare a database of girls and
children who are in rehabilitation camps, whether they
are with their parents or not. The volunteers would
also go to affected areas and in case they find any
children without family, they will enlist them in their
database and admit them in the camps. At times, the
volunteers may also support the children and women till
the time they reach the camps.
with local media and police, along with district administration,
to release the photographs and information about these
children and girls.