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Aravallis: How mining wreaked havoc on the mountain range

Here’s all about how humans ravaged the 2.5 billion years old mountain range in just 40 years

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Tuesday 16 April 2019
Aravalli Range
Photo: Vikas Choudhary Photo: Vikas Choudhary

Aravallis: A mountain lost

These two hills in Tijara village of Rajasthan were a monolith just a decade ago, but stone mining has destroyed them. Photo: Vikas Choudhary

The mountain range's role in defining the shape of the Indian subcontinent and its climate, and the fact that it triggered the explosion of multicellular life, are under-appreciated. However, over the past four decades, it has been destroyed by mining, deforestation and over-exploitation of its fragile and ancient water channels. Read the full story here

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