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Torrential rainfall lashed Jammu and Kashmir last week, triggering floods that submerged entire settlements in the Himalayan state. The floods, the worst to hit the state in at least 60 years, may have been caused by another extreme rainfall event, but unplanned development may have exacerbated the devastation, according to the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). In the last 100 years, more than 50% of the lakes, ponds and wetlands of Srinagar have been encroached upon for construction of buildings and roads, reducing their drainage capacity, according to CSE.

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