Every year, India faces a number of natural disasters that results into massive loss of life as well as property. Droughts, flash floods, cyclones, avalanches, landslides and snowstorms are some of the greatest threats in India. Landslide is common in the lower Himalaya. Avalanches occur in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.
Most of the parts of India are affected by flood and over the past several decades, it has become increasingly common in central India. Failure of monsoon results into below average crop yields. The major drought-prone regions of India are Maharashtra, northern Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat and Rajasthan. In the coastal regions, thousands of people are affected every year by the tropical cyclones.