Policy | VOL. 16, ISSUE 95, March-April 2016 |

The Indian Himalayan Region: Role of NMSHE

The Himalayas have been frequently in the news in recent years, due to several major catastrophes. Be it the cloudburst in Leh (2010) or the tragic flash floods of Kedarnath in the Garhwal Himalayas (2013) or the floods in Srinagar (2015). The trail of cataclysmic incidents does not end here. The earthquake in Nepal (2015) and subsequent aftershocks led to a huge loss of lives and infrastructure. The Himalayas are one of the youngest mountains in the world. Unlike other...

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