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.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After a final sting, the SW monsoons of 2012 withdraw from the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas
Death toll due to Landslides in 2012
Uttarkhand - 32 (official - unofficial figures in the media peg this at 45)
Sikkim - 34 ( 24 died on 22Sep2012)
Deaths also occurred in the North Eastern states of India for which figures are awaited.