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Urban Flood Mitigation Project

Why is it in the news?

  • Recently, Prime Minister has approved the Urban Flood Mitigation Project under the National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF).

About the Project

  • Specifically designed for ‘Integrated Urban Flood Management (IUFM) activities for Chennai Basin Project.’
  • Aims to make Chennai flood resilient by implementing comprehensive flood mitigation measures.
  • The Chennai Basin Project is the initial phase in a series of planned urban flood mitigation efforts. The project is expected to contribute to the development of a broader framework for urban flood management.
  • Chennai, being susceptible to flooding, particularly during monsoons, necessitates dedicated efforts for mitigation.
  • IUFM underscores the importance of understanding the interrelationship between various factors, including socioeconomic development and environmental sustainability, in effective flood-risk management.
  • The project likely includes a range of measures such as drainage improvements, infrastructure resilience, early warning systems, and community engagement to comprehensively address urban flood challenges.
  • The ultimate goal is to enhance the resilience of Chennai against floods, ensuring better preparedness, response, and recovery mechanisms.
  • Given the holistic approach, the project may involve collaboration between various stakeholders, including government bodies, local communities, and environmental experts.
  • Aligns with broader national and international goals of disaster risk reduction, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures in mitigating the impact of natural disasters.

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