Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Questions being asked in the Parliament on 28Nov2007

Placed below are excerpts from Question Hour in our Parliament today (Source :-

Study on Landslides and Avalanches


Will the Minister of MINES be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has carried out any study with regard to landslides, snow avalanches, etc. in the country;

(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;

(c) the details of methodology used in carrying out the survey;

(d) whether the GSI has identified the most landslide, snow avalanche-prone areas in the country;

(e) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and

(f) the steps taken/proposed to be taken by the Government to prevent occurrence of such incidents and reduce the damage to life and property?


Landslides/Snow Avalanches in the Country


Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has made any study regarding natural calamities like landslides/snow avalanches in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal as frequent blockage of National Highway creates problems in winter due to landslides/snow avalanches;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) the steps taken by the Government in this regard?


Article contribution

Yusuf Simick


Comment by Praful Rao:-

It seems strange that some of the questions (highlighted in RED) are the very same ones that we are asking. The answers will be interesting.

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