FLOODS in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. In April the Comptroller and Auditor General had warned parliament that the work of the National Disaster Management Authority was abysmal. One of the most recent natural disasters to have affected India is the massive flood which affected Jammu &Kashmir in September, 2014. 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. The massive famine which hit the pre-independence state of Bengal was one of the greatest natural disasters to have hit India ever.

The world is looking at India for its response to what had happened recently in Odisha and Uttarakhand due to natural disasters which were results of climatic extremes. India which has seen more than seven natural disasters in just ten years since Mumbai was flooded in 2005.
Pachauri , Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, disasters in India are increasing.
The next natural disaster included in this list is the powerful cyclone which affected Calcutta in 1737. Another devastating natural disaster in India of all time is the Latur Earthquake, which hit Latur in Maharashtra on September 30, 1993. 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.

Odisha Cyclone (1999), Mumbai Floods (2005), Bihar Floods (2007) and the Bengal Famine (1943) are some other major natural disasters to have affected India. The disaster killed thousands of people and destroyed a large number of vessels docked on the harbor. India, in its history, has come across scores of natural disasters and catastrophes, which have taken huge toll of life and property.

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