Five stories you may like to read on Himalaya

The states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are not new to floods and landslides. There has been continuing concern over protecting the fragile ecology of the region. A look at DTE reportage on the challenges to protecting Himalaya

Published: Monday 24 June 2013

Down To Earth   Debris flow is a natural occurence. Environment-friendly town-planning can reduce its impact on human settlements
Down To Earth   Various restrictions imposed to protect the environment at Nanda Devi in the Himalaya have disturbed the rural lifestyle and economy, doing little to conserve the ecology
Down To Earth   A devastating earthquake in the Chamoli region of Uttar Pradesh kills over 100 people, most of them in their sleep
Down To Earth   The subject of limestone mining in ecologically fragile Himachal Pradesh has become a political football, with plans changing as governments change. Villagers are divided on the issue -- some want to protect the environment, others want the income from mining.
Down To Earth   The government's plans for boosting horticulture to earn foreign exchange do not take into account the hidden costs of deforestation, fertiliser and pesticide use and heavy water consumption. Keeping in mind this and the fact that the poor can seldom afford fruit, isn't it time to stop subsidising dessert for the rich?

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