One Day National Conference on

The Floods in Punjab: Impacts, Challenges and pathways to Resilience

Date: 27 July 2024 | Venue: NITTTR, Sector 26, Chandigarh, India

About the conference

Flooding in Punjab is a recurring disaster, driven by heavy monsoon rains, river overflows, and poor drainage systems. These floods cause extensive damage to agriculture, infrastructure, and homes, displacing thousands of people. The economic impact is severe, disrupting livelihoods and trade. Socially, communities face health crises, education disruptions, and long-term displacement. Environmentally, floods lead to soil erosion and water contamination. Challenges include inadequate policies, deficient infrastructure, and limited community preparedness. Building resilience involves improving infrastructure, implementing early warning systems, adopting sustainable practices, and engaging communities in disaster preparedness and response. Collaborative efforts are essential for effective flood management. Keeping this in mind the flood disturbs the human life as well as natural resources, RMP is organizes a national conference on “The Floods in Punjab: Impacts, Challenges and pathways to Resilience”. The conference aims to have a brain storming sessions so that it can benefited the state and the central government to grass-root level policy making. This conference will give an opportunity to scholars and social leaders across the nation to share their view and find a sustainable solution.

Call for Abstract - Paper

We invite research scholars, students, faculty members, scientists, and social workers to present their research and field experiences on the causes, effects, and mitigation strategies of the Punjab floods in this conference. Participants can share their findings through oral presentations or poster sessions.


  • The Strategies of Flood Management
  • Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System
  • Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Flood
  • Managing Dams and Reservoir along the River
  • Land Water Management and Environmental Challenges
  • Climate Change and Policy Interventions
  • Precipitation Impact on Flood
  • Environmental Pollution Monitoring, Modelling and Mitigation Strategies
  • Air Pollution and Environmental Implications
  • Sustainable Development of Natural Resources


Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

Vice president

Prof. Bhola Ram Gurjer

NITTTR Chandigarh

Organizing secretaries

Dr. Jayant Kulkarni

Executive Director


Dr. Manish Jangid



Dr. Bharti

DAV College Chandigarh

Advisory Committee Members

Prof. R K Tiwari
Vice Chancellor,
Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
Prof. Rajneesh Arora
Former Vice Chancellor
Punjab Technical University
Prof. B R Kamboj
Vice Chancellor
Haryana Agriculture University
Dr. K K Singh
Former Director General of
IMD Delhi
Dr. Manish Jangid
Dr. Amit Goswami
IARI Delhi
Dr. Ashish Shukla
IIT Roorkee
Dr. Arvind Srivastav
IMD Chennai
Dr. Pritam Sharma
Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
Dr. Rakesh Sharada
Punjab Agricultural University
Mr. Som Dutt Mishra
University of Twente Netherland
Mr. Amey Mahajan
Course Director, IIDL
Mr. Kamalakant Pathak
Executive officer RMP Delhi
Mr. Umendra Dutta
Kheti Virasat NGO
Mr. Surendra Singh
Kheti Virasat NGO
Mr. Jagmohan Singh
Kheti Virasat NGO
Dr. Sugosh Madhav
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Dr. Rohil
Punjab University Chandigarh

Guideline for Abstract submission

This is sample for an Abstract for this conference

Title (font 14)

“Author name 1, Author name 3, Author name 3, ….”

First author’s affiliation and email address

Second author’ affiliation and email address

Third author’s affiliation and email address

*corresponding author

#presenting author

Oral or poster presentation Please select .


  • A brief description of impotent result or idea of research
  • Fonts should be Times New Roman with size 12 and line spacing 1.5
  • 300 words

Authors are requested to submit the abstract not more than 300 words in MS word of A4 size paper format the convenor on Abstracts will be reviewed by academic committee. Selected abstract on each theme will published in souvenir cum abstract book.

Keywords: Maximum 5

Registration fees

  • ₹ 500 for students
  • ₹ 1000 for faculty and others
  • ₹ 5000 for sponsorship

One Day National Conference on The Floods in Punjab: Impacts, Challenges and pathways to Resilience




Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini - Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership

Registered as a society in 1982, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) was initiated as a unique leadership development academy with an aim to nurture, impart training and capacity building of elected representatives, social workers, as well as people running institutions, organizations, and start-ups. RMP has been active in conceiving and executing research projects concerning socially pertinent issues including those of the backward classes and rural communities. Additionally, RMP also focuses on undertaking public awakening activities. RMP is one of the unique institutions in the entire Indian subcontinent having a special consultative status provided by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. RMP initiated the idea of Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL) in 2017 to broaden the scope of leadership – science from the limited area of management science and provide an interdisciplinary institutional framework to train leadership from socio-political perspective. Post Graduate Diploma (PGP) in Leadership, Politics, and Governance (LPG) is a unique interdisciplinary course designed to bridge the gap between young talent and India’s democratic political entity and governance. The programme is targeted at students and young professionals who wish to make a career in the field of politics, governance, public affairs and leadership. The course is designed to produce trained, ethical and responsible leaders, in short – “New Leaders for a New India”. The one-year residential programme is designed to bridge the gap between India’s young talent and India’s democratic policy and governance. One notable use case of this program is its support for the environmental protection initiative ‘A Date with the Beach,’ led by students of IIDL. The students passionately engage in beach cleanups, actively contributing to preserving coastal ecosystems and raising awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship. This proactive involvement not only enhances the local environment but also inspires others to take responsibility for protecting natural habitats.

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research Chandigarh

In realization of the need for training better quality technicians to meet the large scale industrialization of the country, the Ministry of Education, Government of India established four Regional Technical Teachers’ Training Institutes (now National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR) at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai and Kolkata in 1967. The Institute at Chandigarh is one of these four NITTTRs, started in collaboration with Royal Netherlands Government (upto 1974). It was designed to meet the requirements of developing polytechnic education in the northern region covering the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh. The Institute is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is managed by a Board of Governors. The institute started with long term teachers’ training programmes for polytechnic teachers in 1967 and was also entrusted with the responsibility of promoting curriculum development work for the states in the region. To improve the competence of teachers for implementing new curricula designed by this institute, short term courses have been offered since 1967. The institute established a Media Centre in 1981 for preparing print & non-print instructional materials.
The institute also set up the department of Rural Development and the department of Entrepreneurship Development to assist polytechnics in directing their efforts towards training manpower and disseminating information in these areas. The Educational Television and Computer Science departments were established in the year 1981and 1982 respectively. Since 1983, the institute has been guiding and assisting the states in the areas of Educational Planning and Management. Since 1992, the institute started offering Regular Master of Engineering Programmes in (i) Engineering Education and (ii) Manufacturing Technology. In the year 1994, two more courses namely Master of Engineering in Construction Technology and Management and Computer Science and Engineering were added. In the year 1998, two more Master of Engineering Programmes in Instrumentation and Control and Electronics and Communication Engineering were added, and, since 2005, the institute started offering Modular Master of Engineering Programmes in all the above disciplines. All these programmes, being offered for teachers of technical institutions and their administrators, professionals from industry and general candidates, are duly approved by AICTE and affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh.