What geographical survey report of Joshimath reveals?

What geographical survey report of Joshimath reveals?

A number of areas in the Joshimath town of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand are sinking day by day due to both natural calamities and human-induced causes. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami ordered the evacuation of 600 families in the town of Joshimath, where many houses have developed huge cracks, raising concerns about their stability. … Read more

Why Joshimath, town in India, is sinking, scientific reasons?

Why Joshimath is sinking, Scientific reasons?

A number of areas in the Joshimath town of Chamoli district situated at an altitude of 6150 feet in the state of Uttarakhand are sinking day by day due to both natural calamities and human-induced causes. Now, Thousands of people held a protest in Joshimath to draw the government’s attention to the problem of cracks … Read more

Gangotri Glacier Melting: Climate change is catching up

Sea level rise is 'inevitable' due to Greenland melting

The average rate of retreat of the largest glacier in Uttarakhand, about 30 kilometres long, between 0.5 and 2.5 kilometres wide and with an area of ​​143 square kilometres, was 20 meters a year between 1935 and 1996, but the melting increased to 38 meters per year. Gangotri Glacier Melting During the last decade, the … Read more

Uttarakhand Rains: Bridge connecting Thal-Munsiyari damaged

Uttarakhand Rains: Bridge connecting Thal-Munsiyari damaged

Due to heavy rains in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh Thal-Munsiyari Motor Road has been closed near Hardia drain. The Bailey Bridge got buried due to the huge amount of debris in the drain. In fact, after heavy rains, the Valley Bridge connecting Nachni to Munsiyari completely collapsed due to debris. At the same time, due to … Read more

How Van Panchayat works in Uttarakhand?

How Van Panchayat works in Uttarakhand?

The Van Panchayats in Uttaranchand were born out of the conflicts and compromises that followed settlements and forest reserves in the hills at the beginning of the last century. The first approved Van Panchayat government was thus formed in 1921. According to recent estimates, there are 6,069 Van Panchayats managing 405,426 hectares of forest (13.63% … Read more

Heat Waves and Forest Fires: Heralds of Climate Change

Economic losses from extreme sky rocket in Asia

This spring’s heat wave in India and Pakistan, which has caused widespread human suffering and hit global wheat supplies, was about 30 times more likely to occur due to human-caused climate change, according to an analysis. Climate change is increasing The heat wave has caused many deaths in India and Pakistan and triggered extreme flooding … Read more

Why returning monsoon causing floods in India?

Why returning monsoon causing floods in India?

Ground Report | New Delhi: returning monsoon in India; Unseasonal rains of 36 hours have left Uttarakhand badly disturbed. During this, 17 people died at different places. About 11 thousand pilgrims who went on the pilgrimage to the Char Dhams of the state have been stopped at various places. The entire Uttarakhand has come to a standstill … Read more

Uttrakhand tragedy raises fear in Jammu & Kashmir

The Uttrakhand tragedy has raised a fear among people with experts predicting the possibility of bursting of dams in Jammu and Kashmir. The flash floods in Uttrakhand last month left scores of people dead and many missing. As Jammu and Kashmir are also mountains regions, experts believe that there is a possibility of Uttrakhand like … Read more

Uttarakhand: 26 bodies found, search for 170 people continues

chamoli uttrakhand glacier burst

The entire picture of the devastation caused by flash floods in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is gradually coming to the fore. So far 26 corpses have been recovered, but the time to save at least 170 missing people alive is running out. Nearly two days have passed since the floods, but army, paramilitary and disaster management … Read more

Utrakhand tragedy: Kashmiri Engineer among the 170 missing people

An Engineer from Kashmir valley who was working in a power project in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district has been missing since the bursting of a glacier on Sunday. Among the missing persons, there is a Project Engineer from Kashmir Valley. The friends of the missing Project Engineer Basharat Ahmed Zargar, a resident of Soura Srinagar told … Read more