Saturday, March 15, 2014

story of Attabad lake

A natural disaster occurs when an intense geological, meteorological, or hydrological or any other event exceeds the aptitude of a society to handle the issue. This study aims to determine, how the accidental formation of Attabad Lake affects the social and economic conditions of district Hunza. A set of 80 respondents were selected from the Lower, central and upper Hunza through random sampling techniques. The study shows that a number of problems are caused by the Attabad Lake, few of the most important problems includes “financial crisis, lack of transportation facilities, lack of infrastructures and mental sickness. Results also reveal the high uncertainty about their future, because the accidental creation of Attabad Lake has affected their income generation sources which includes agriculture sector, livestock due to the destruction of Karakorum Highway (KKH).

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