Cracks and fissures are being reported from many places of Uttarakhand soon after the recent ground subsidence incidence around Joshimath, cause of which still eludes the scientists and experts. It is a cause of serious concern as neither the people not the state are in a position to bear the burden of similar incidences.
Observation pillars were erected on the identified vulnerable slopes around the Naini lake after devastating Sher-ka-Danda landslide of 1880 and these were monitored using theodolite till 1997 to assess the threat posed to the lake city and undertake mitigation measures, besides sounding a warning when required. Monitoring unstable slopes But then Joshimath in Chamoli district […]
Once upon a time, prior to Sino-Indian conflict of 1962, Garbyang was a thriving village located on Indo-Tibetan trade route. The village is presently facing serious land degradation, and interventions are required for retarding, and finally checking the pace of ground subsidence so as to secure the age-old legacy. If not addressed timely continuing ground […]