Floods are the most common & among the most deadly natural disasters in the world. They are getting worse, as global warming continues to exacerbate results in destruction all around the world.
Haripur Village, Sangli. Flooding is wreaking havoc on farmers, fields are washing away, yield losses & the devastation of arable land.
Sangli District, worst affected by flooding following heavy rains. Flooding is wreaking havoc on farmers, fields are washing away, yield losses & the devastation of arable land which directly results in a huge economic loss for farmers.
Housing over 3,000 families were underwater, more than a week as city battered worst monsoon in recent years.
When floodwater began to diminish, the scenario of the disaster began to become more clearer.
Haripur Village, Sangli. The whole farm of sugarcane crops has been destroyed across Sangli district due to flooding.
Farmer’s worst nightmare as a whole farm field of sugarcane crops has been destroyed due to floodings. Their primary income source drowned by the flooding.
Haripur Village, Sangli. Hundred of houses are rendered unlivable.
Kurundwad Village, Sangli. Hundred of houses are rendered unlivable.
Houses have been reduced to concrete rubble, what remains is a few broken pillars & iron mesh. Family living in a small bearable room in their ruined HOME.
Haripur Village, Sangli. The Swallet In A Home.
The Sinkhole or swallet caused by flooding as depression caused by the excess water on the ground. It’s very sickening to have such a disaster in your living home. So much loss for the family.
Haripur Village, Sangli. The Paves or Swallets on the courtyard of the house.
The Sinkholes caused by flooding as depression caused by the excess water on the ground of the courtyard. It is impossible to travel by vehicles causing so much trouble for locals.
Kurundwad Village, Sangli. Tale from another broken home.
When families return to the damaged houses & bleak futures, everything is ruined to the rubble & ashes. Home is flattened & unlivable. Everything is demolished, no place to go. Families are still living in community halls & schools as it will take a long time before their villages get back to normal.
Kurundwad Village, Sangli. A young fighter.
Childhood is painted as an idyllic time in life, full of innocence & the freedom to soak up the love of an adoring family. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many children who are forced to deal with serious stress & scattered environment at an early age. The photo was taken while he was searching for something over there.
Bramhanaal village, Sangli. All That Remains.
Walls are completely demolished. The kitchen is destroyed, all the utensils are gone. The roof is in a dreadful situation as we can’t say when it will gonna fall down. This man just testing a few things so that he can at least use those in the future.
Bramhanaal villagel, Sangli. Flood relief distributed acroos sangli.
As compared to the city area, surrounding villages were not capable to handle the floods. Flood relief reached them much later after it was sent to the cities’ first claim locals.
Kurundhwad, Sangli. The Red Graffitti.
Are those red marks symbolize arrival or death? “Griha Pravesh” is the first entry into a new house, on an auspicious day and time, determined by the astrologer. Everyone from the family has to put their hands into the Alta & leave the handprints on the wall as a symbol of the arrival.
Many people were dead & got injured during the floods. How quickly game changes. We can clearly see the moss-grown up to the level of the door as the water level reached at that height during the floods.
Our modern civilization or human activities are having a hazardous effect on the atmosphere, which causes swift global warming on a scale never experienced before by our planet. The risk is that it could unbalance the Earth’s atmospheric and oceanic cycles on a global scale, which would have very unpredictable consequences for our climate. It’s a serious warning to all humans by planet earth.
There should be some limitations on rapidly growing civilization. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of society is causing severe effects, which become worse for mankind. There should be some control over it otherwise we, the planet earth will become the victims of our own actions.
About Abhishek Pardeshi
Hi, I am Abhishek Pardeshi, a photographer based in India. I always fail to express in words that’s why I try to express myself through my photographs. I have an interest in documentary photography. I also like to capture the photographs which are related to our daily life where everyone can relate it with themselves. I feel it is very important to be very clear about your thought process & photographs that why are you doing it. You should be very transparent about your work.
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