Dams cause floods?


India recorded massive floods in Bihar, Arunachala Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the last 6 months. India has been facing peculiar kind of crisis of either floods or droughts. Some notable economists used to say that countries could grapple in war for acquiring water resources. Reality superseded their supposition. Even states posing one on one for water resources. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been fighting for  their share of water in rivers of Krishna and Kaveri. They have built huge and massive dams to store water to meet the needs of state requirement.

Deccan region recorded a massive rainfall of  five times more than average annual rainfall within a 5 days span. Lakhs of people have been displaced and hundreds of have been hacked to death in this catastrophe. This devastation raised myriad of questions on the validity of huge dams. we are just damaging the natural beauty and flow of rivers which exist from thousands of years in the name of technological advancement and infrastructural development. Huge and Jumbo dams breaks the natural drainage and river beds to  raise due to silting. USA has already started removing outdated and ecological damaged dams. New York Times paper calls the ‘age of dam removal’ in USA

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