Recent landslides in Nainital are warning of a major devastation and are owed to non-maintenance and encroachment of the drainage network meticulously planned during the British Raj.
This is not the first time when the authorities have been caught unaware but then, they had little or no clue of the Dhauliganga flood of February 7, 2021 in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand that killed 204 persons, and devastated two hydropower projects of 13.2 and 520 MW capacity at Rini, on Rishiganga river, and Tapoban, on […]
Winter season flood in not a common occurrence in Himalaya. During the winter season higher reaches of Himalaya are under thick cover of snow, and melting of glaciers is insignificant. Winter season is thus a lean flow period for Himalayan rivers. No one was thus had scant idea of this winter season flood in Himalaya. […]