Thursday, February 20, 2014

18Feb2014 - Field visit with Mr.Reinmar Seidler (Director of Programs ATREE - USA)

18Feb2014 - STH had the pleasure of having Mr.Reinmar Seidler - Director of Programs ATREE (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Enviroment) - USA / Research Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston / Research Associate, Harvard University in Kalimpong for a day. He was here for an insight on rural road construction in relation with the occurence of landslides.

During the course of his short visit we visited the landslide affected areas of 'Bara Bhalukhop' village through which a major road is under construction which will eventually become a secondary route to 'Melli', 'Gandhi Ashram' school in 6th Mile, where the cracks in the school building have become even more evident than the last time STH visited the school (here) and 'Chibbo/Pashyor' Village (which has been featured many times on this blog here and here) which is located directly below some of the most densely populated areas in Kalimpong.

Rohan Rao,
Secretary, STH
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