It is just as well; too long have we kept silent about a cancerous hazard which will, in the foreseeable future, make living difficult this part of the world. It is therefore important that we raise awareness about this little known disaster, firstly amongst ourselves and then in the government and NGOs so that concerted preventive action may be initiated against this form of natural disaster.
Placed above are photographs sent by students and ordinary people who are STH reporters in the field...
Placed below is a summary of the landslide situation from Anugyalaya (www.anugyalayadarjeeling.org)
Village/Place: Upper Chota Suruk
Casualties: Out of 1 km road constructed through NREGS, 100 m road damaged.
One house vulnerable, house members need to be shifted.
G.P: Samalbong GP
Village: Upper Tanyang
Casualities: One house hit by landlslide from above. Completely damaged.
No loss of life. Furnitures, clothes & other items destroyed
Documents, some clothes & necesssary utensils saved through FSK.
My sincere thanks to all the contributors of STH.