Monday, July 27, 2009

The Pashyor Joint Inspection - 10Jul2009

Pashyor has been featured on this blog many times and is an area on the western face of Kalimpong. The landslide situation here is grim with the entire hillside being slowly dragged downwards by the many and fast flowing jhoras which dissect this region.
No landslide prevention work (such as jhora training) has been undertaken here for decades and this has led to a situation where a sustained, multipronged and expensive effort will now be required to arrest further deterioration in this area - if this is possible at all.
I am satisfied that two of the key players of the Govt Depts ie the Irrigation and Forest Dept officials have seen the area for themselves and will table their findings at the appropriate levels.

Praful Rao

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