A Geographical Study of Agricultural Loss due to Natural Hazard in the Villages of Raver Tehsil in Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India

Mahendra Shaligram Mahajan, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.300)


Tsunami, Cyclones, floods, landslides, earthquake, volcanos etc natural disaster are experiences unexpected human life loss & economic loss. During the study period it is observed that 2507 farmers are intensively affected by different types of Natural hazards. In the list of farmers affected by different calamities, large numbers of farmers are affected by hail storms and cyclones (1382). During the study period about 12 villages in Raver Tehsil are affected by the flood of Hatnur Dam back water out of them 10 villages are identified by the govt. those are affected by flood hazards during 2011-15. These affected villages are located near the bank of Tapi, Suki, Mor. During the study it is observed that accumulated soil deposits in the Hatnur dam is not excavated. To protect economy of villagers, deposits should be excavated periodically. Northern part of the region is covered by Satpuda mountainous region and more or less all rivers source are originated from the mountain. All tributaries are flowing from mountainous region across steep slope of the land surface is a one of the reason of flood because all tributaries are flowing speedily and spread on outer area of the course.


Agriculture; Backwater; Cyclone; Flood; Natural hazards; Raver

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