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The lifestyle in the floodplain is maintained keeping the flood incidents in mind. The villagers are always prepared to relocate to another area if they have to. The land they reside on is temporary, so the houses built in the village are temporary in nature. They are built with the idea that it is more efficient, less time consuming, less expensive, and is a safer option even if the flood damages and destroys the house. As materials are locally found, it doesn’t cost them much time and money to gather the materials.
Houses are made without using mud, stone or brick. Locals just used locally available materials, such as, Khar, Pater, Bamboo, wood. The construction of the house is very basic and doesn’t take much time either. If they have to relocate to another place, it is quite easy to bring their house by separating different structures and carrying them on a tractor. Moreover, if the flood destroys the house it wouldn't harm them much as it is lighter and can float on the water. The only change that can be seen at present is very few use of concrete pillars while constructing the houses. These pillars are the byproduct of Trikhutti that is used to prevent the flood.
Caption:Foldable house in flood prone zone