Himalayan Blunders make for Himalayan Tragedies

Hasan Jawaid Khan


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Global warming & climate change, environmental degradation & ecological damage, resource exploitation & resource utilisation – all these go hand-in-hand with the need for development to meet the requirements and expectations of the ever-growing human population. It is a tricky & risky terrain to navigate. One that demands balancing development needs with thoughtful risk assessment.

The most recent unfolding tragedy in the Himalayan region once again attests to our frequent disregard for the ecology and environment that sustain us, in striving for our development goals. In Joshimath in Uttarakhand, cracks are reported to have appeared in buildings and roads and land subsidence has also been reported…read more on NOPR