The Union cabinet has recently approved the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2018 with periodic amendments to some clauses. It sparked the debate on development vs. environmental safeguards.
The recent Kerala floods have showcased the dangers of surplus water accumulation in dams. In this context, it is necessary to understand the role of dams in controlling floods and to analyze various measures taken by the government for dam safety in India.
Kerala has experienced an unprecedented torrential rainfall which caused a massive flood in several districts of the state.