SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Image of the day (05Jul2011) : National Highway 31A
The National Highway31A links Siliguri (in North Bengal) with Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Today, the STH ARG installed in Kalimpong (which is almost 4000', directly above this area) recorded 80mm of rainfall, mostly between the wee hours of the morning and 1100hrs.
This was the result.
Comment by Praful Rao
Photo credit of road breach near Rangpo, Sikkim : Sikkim Express