Friday, May 15, 2015

Quote of the Day and two images

"The haphazard construction of buildings scares me. People here love to encroach and have no regard of rules. They don't listen to anything."                                                                                                                                            Shri Nitish Kumar,
Chief Minister of Bihar,
talking at the 1st Bihar Conference on DRR

      Both Gangtok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling (W Bengal) are booming towns in the Himalayas, located in seismic zone IV and also in one of the most landslide prone areas of the country. I wonder whether Shri Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar was also alluding to the many townships, all along the Himalayas which are becoming recipes for disasters?                               

Praful Rao,
Dist Darjeeling                                               

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