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Top 10 natural disasters that rocked India

New Delhi: Natural disasters also termed as ‘acts of God' have caused immense damage to life and property. It takes years to rehabilitate people.Droughts, floods, famines, earthquakes—India has been a victim to every form of

India TV News Desk [ Updated: June 17, 2015 13:49 IST ]
top 10 natural disasters that rocked india
top 10 natural disasters that rocked india

New Delhi: Natural disasters also termed as ‘acts of God' have caused immense damage to life and property. It takes years to rehabilitate people.

Droughts, floods, famines, earthquakes—India has been a victim to every form of destruction by nature.

To some extent, the exploitation of natural resources by man is also a cause for such calamities.


Here, we present the top 10 natural disasters that shook the nation: 

1.Deccan famine of 1632-33

One of the most severe famines to be affected in 1632-33.

Almost 20 lakh people died in the natural disaster. According to historians,  the famine was caused as a  result of   three successive staple crop failures which led to starvation and diseases that were incurable then.
 
2. Bengal famine of 1770

It was a major catastrophic famine that  hit  Bengal, parts of Odisha and Bihar. The state of Bengal was badly hit by a famine that caused about 1 crore deaths.

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