Different types of slope movement threaten the urban development in different areas. ‘Safe’ and ‘dangerous’ areas for the construction of buildings were demarcated by Nautiyal (1949). Subsequent work by Hukku and Jaitely (1965-66), Srivastava (1967-68), Ashraf (1978), Jaitley (1979-80). Pant and Kandpal (1988-89) evaluated the stability conditions around the lake.
Dept of Geography,
I had the pleasure of meeting Prof RK Pande, recently during the Landslide Conference held at Nainital. I do hope that we can learn from his tremendous experience both as a geographer and an expert on disaster management in the future.
My thanks to him for this article.
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