Though the human race has made phenomenal progress in every walk of life, nature has always shown its supremacy in one way or the other. Another catastrophic natural disaster to have hit the country was the flash floods in River Ganga in 2013. Featuring next on the list of top 10 worst natural disasters to have affected India ever is the destructive Coringa Cyclone, which overtook the harbor city of Coringa in Andhra Pradesh. Odisha Cyclone (1999), Mumbai Floods (2005), Bihar Floods (2007) and the Bengal Famine (1943) are some other major natural disasters to have affected India. It occurred on 24th December, 2004 when people were celebrating Christmas on the beaches of South India.
India, in its history, has come across scores of natural disasters and catastrophes, which have taken huge toll of life and property.
It has indeed proved to be the ineffectual retirement home for ex-civil servants its critics suspected. Also like IndiaTV's official Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay tuned to latest news. A recent study suggested that developing economies like India, China, Philippines and Indonesia face the highest economic risk from natural disasters.


One of the most recent natural disasters to have affected India is the massive flood which affected Jammu &Kashmir in September, 2014.
The Third Plague Pandemic, which surfaced in the late 19th century began in China and later spread to other neighboring countries including India, where it reached through the ports of Bombay and Kolkata.
Another one of the worst natural disasters in India of all time is the huge tsunami which rose in the Indian Ocean following a major earthquake which had its epicenter in the ocean bed. The massive famine which hit the pre-independence state of Bengal was one of the greatest natural disasters to have hit India ever. On many occasions, when he has failed to pay heed to the powers of nature, it has struck with a natural calamity to shock mankind as a whole. The disaster killed thousands of people and destroyed a large number of vessels docked on the harbor. Yet if both countries experienced similar sized cyclones, fatalities in the Philippines would be 17 times higher than in Japan."The emerging economies, although buoyant with growth, lack the socio-economic conditions to limit their disaster risk. The tsunami caused immense loss of life and property in India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Nicobar and Indonesia.
FLOODS in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale.


Another devastating natural disaster in India of all time is the Latur Earthquake, which hit Latur in Maharashtra on September 30, 1993. Meanwhile poorly regulated but rapid construction will doubtless continue, as locals struggle to meet the demand from fellow Indians for recreation and pilgrimages.
The next natural disaster included in this list is the powerful cyclone which affected Calcutta in 1737. Nearly 20000 people lost their lives and thousands were left injured and homeless in this great natural calamity. In April the Comptroller and Auditor General had warned parliament that the work of the National Disaster Management Authority was abysmal. He arrived just as India’s home minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, advised VIPs to stay away from the disaster-affected area, as they distracted rescue workers and diverted vital resources.
Climatologists think India’s monsoons will become more volatile and intense in the coming century because of climate change.



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