Sunday, March 13, 2011

Seminar on "Disasters : Perception and Mitigation", North Bengal University, 11/12Mar2011

 The 2 day Seminar on "Disasters : Perception and Mitigation" organized by the Dept of Geography, University of North Bengal in association with the Netaji Institute of Asian Studies (Kolkata) and SaveTheHills took place on the 11/12Mar2011.
The highlight of the seminar was the field visit on 12Mar2011, to landslide affected areas  towards Kalimpong. Some 80-90 students, resource persons of eminence and faculty members of various universities took part in the day long visit and were shown the subsidence areas at the 27th Mile NHPC stage III Lo Dam and then the severe landslides and erosion caused by the jhora at Pashyor at 3rd Mile, Kalimpong.
I do hope and believe that prestigious institutions such as NBU will help us highlight the severity of the landslide problem in our area.

Comment by Praful Rao

Many thanks from the landslide affected people of Chibo-Pashyor (Kalimpong) and SaveTheHills to North Bengal University and Netaji Institute of Asian Studies for their concern and help in making this possible.

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