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3.1 INTRODUCTION
The insight in to the history of disasters in the district specifically and the region in general is very important. The history of disasters helps to give a direction to think upon. In nutshell, history of disasters of the district indicates about the areas, which immediately needs to be think upon. Such as history of Rohtak district, clearly tells that floods are on top priority. But it does not mean that if any disaster that does not happen in the past may not happen in future also.

3.2 FLOODS
Floods have become regular phenomena in Rohtak district. This is even after; Rohtak is not situated along any river. On an average flood returns the district every 8 years.

Some of the major floods in the district are of 1960,1980,1987 and 1995. Of which the most devastating flood was during August and September 1995. This flood was termed as one of the severe in last 60 years when about 55% of the total area was submerged resulting in huge economic loss conservatively estimated as Rs. 2000/- Crores. These unprecedented floods largely shattered the economy of Rohtak district. 83.2% of the total villages were flood effected. Out of which 33.9% villages were badly flood effected and 49.3% villages were moderately flood effected. In Meham and Rohtak 87% and 62% villages were badly flood effected.

3.3 ECONOMIC LOSS DUE TO 1995 FLOOD
Details of flood losses area given in the following table

Table no 1

LOSSES DUE TO FLOODS, 1995

No. of villages effected (old) 343 villages
Total population effected 7 Lakhs
No. of Houses damaged

55918

Area effected 214809 Hectares
Human death 39 Persons
Estimated total loss Rs. 2000/ Crores
Govt. Help Rs. 56 crores
(Amount distributed for)
Crops losses Rs. 1.24 Crores
Houses

Rs. 14.76 Crores

Tubewells Rs. 0.25 Crores
Human Death Rs. 0.20 Crores
Animal Death Rs. 0.06 Crores
Traders Rs. 0.55 Crores
Source: Flood Control Department, Rohtak

The table given above is based upon the old Rohtak comprising of the present Rohtak and Jhajjar districts. The above table shows the severity of floods in the district. Nearly 7 lakh people were effected by these floods. The number of villages which were effected by the floods were 343 (map no 3.1). Around 214809 hectares of land was effected. 39 people were died because of the floods. The total economic loss was of the tune of Rs.2000/- Crores.

3.4 VULNERABLE AREAS
On the basis of past experience, Irrigation department has categorised the villages in to three categories (shown in the map 3.2) as:
1. Dangerously Exposed Villages
2. Badly Effected Villages
3. Moderately Effected Villages

3.4.1 ROHTAK SUB DIVISION

3.4.1.1. DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED VILLAGES
1. Ghuskani
2. Maina
3. Katwara
4. Baland
5. Khidwali
6. Kahanaur
7. Masudpur
8. Naya Bans
9. Garnauthi

3.4.1.2. BADLY EFFECTED VILLAGES
1. Chiri
2. Kiloi Khas
3. Dhamar
4. Patwapur
5. Ritoli
6. Assan
7. Polangi
8. Sunaria Kalan
9. Kabulpur
10. Rurki
11. Baliana
12. Pakashma
13. Kakrana
14. Kanheli
15. Samchana
16. Hassangarh
17. Karontha
18. Morkheri
19. Bhali Anandpur
20. Sanghi
21. Sunaria Khurd
22. Sundana
23. Kiloi-Dopana

3.4.1.3. MODERATELY EFFECTED VILLAGES
1. Kansala
2. Samar Gopalpur
3. Nonand
4. Nandal
5. Pahrawar
6. Singhpur Khurd
7. Bramanwas
8. Bahu Akbarpur
9. Marodi Jatan
10. Dataur
11. Garhi Sampla
12. Singhpura Kalan
13. Sasroli
14. Sunderpur
15. Bahu Jamalpur

3.4.2. MEHAM SUB DIVISION

3.4.2.1. DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED VILLAGES
There is no village in above mentioned head in Meham sub division

3.4.2.2 BADLY AFFECTED VILLAGES
1. Chandi
2. Kharanti
3. Muradpur tekna

3.4.2.3 MODERATELY AFFECTED VILLAGES
1. Nindana
2. Bharan
3. Madina Korshan
4. Girawar
5. Madina Gindran

 
 
   
   
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