Need of Eco- Sensitive Zones (ESZ’s)in Uttarakhand

Need of Eco- Sensitive Zones (ESZ’s)in Uttarakhand Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) have been identified and notified by the Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) since 1989. Notifications declaring areas as ESAs are issued under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986. The clauses of the EPA which allow for the notification of ESAs hold the possibility … Read more

Disasters in the Uttarakhand Himalayan region and other Himalayan States

Disasters in the Uttarakhand Himalayan region and other Himalayan States Himalayas, as a region, have always been susceptible to disaster, due to the neo-tectonic mountain-building process, like earthquakes, landslides, floods, etc. The spread of reckless developmental activities has transformed many natural disasters into man-made events. Such calamities play a grave negative socio-economic role on the … Read more

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