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Flood Water Logging

The saucer shape topography of the city ,release  of water  from Nepal into the  rivers of   Rapti and Rohin, degradation of water bodies,  gentle topographic slope , unplanned development, poor infrastructure, local underground sewerage system , lack of solid waste management and changing trend of Climatic Change  has  increased the problem of occurrence of  flood in Gorakhpur City.  Water logging during monsoon season has become major problem in many parts of the city for the last few decades. Thus,  It is easy to predict that if the present  situation continues ,the people of Gorakhpur will have to face serious consequences in terms of livelihood, health and infrastructure in the future.

The city is ,naturally, vulnerable due to its physical attributes. Due to the frequent meandering of the River Rapti in the past, the topography of the city is badly affected. Some parts of South and South East of the Gorakhpur city go  lower than the banks of river  Rapti during  monsoon season. At present ,nearly 18 percent , especially the southern, western and central areas of the city face acute water logging. In these areas ,water stagnates for more than three to four months, leading to adverse health conditions and increasing health hazards. Along with  water logging, the city is also suffering from  poor sanitation and solid waste management causing the unhygienic environment  susceptible to water borne and vector borne diseases.