By Akhilesh Gupta, Chetna Joshi and Nisha Mendiratta
Authors are Adviser & Head, Programme Associate and Scientist-F, Climate Change Programme, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India respectively, firstname.lastname@example.org
Geological processes in the Himalaya that bring natural catastrophes are continuously in motion. Though the natural processes can never be completely controlled the impact can be minimised through sustainable use of natural resources and effective planning in tune with the terrain and geo-location.
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...