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.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Cyclonic circulation dumps rain and ice over many parts of SHWB and Sikkim
The precipitation is welcome and comes after an almost bone-dry period from Oct 2013 till now. In Kalimpong we are facing severe water shortage and also the numerous horticultural establishments in Kalimpong, not to mention the tea gardens of Darjeeling were also parched after a rainless winter season
Rainfall on 20Mar2014
Kalimpong : 22mm (4.30 to 5.30pm)
Darjeeling : 9mm