It is impossible to prevent natural calamities; however, it is possible to minimize the impact of natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes, wild fires, droughts, landslides and famine. Most natural calamities canno... More » Science Environmental Science

Types of natural calamities include hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Often, these calamities are connected such that one sets off another, as with earthquakes and tsunamis. Natural calamities are differentiated from... More » Science Earth Science

India contains an abundance of natural resources, including coal, iron ore, petroleum, chromite, natural gas, limestone, mica and manganese, along with diamonds, rare minerals and agricultural land. India contains large ... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources
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