Saturday, August 13, 2016

Landslide dam in North Sikkim on Kanaka RIver (13Aug 2016)

From our side, we are in touch with representatives of the Govt both at the Centre and States and members of  the community in Dzongu, North Sikkim and continuously exchanging information.
Luckily, there is no rain in this region and those likely to be immediately impacted have been evacuated.

Praful Rao,
Dist Darjeeling


Vinay Sinha said...

Landslides are a naturally occurring phenomenon. Several landslides have occurred in early eighteen century when the development level was low, particularly in upper hills. Hence it is absolutely difficult to correlate them with developmental activities. The fact that human inhabitations and villages exist in the upper hills itself shows that such population need to be connected and hence developmental activities are unavoidable. It is not a practical solution to leave such areas in virgin conditions in the name of save the hills.

dwiddly said...

Would appreciate if any updates can be shared. I couldn't find much information on the sikkim state disaster management authority's website ...

thank you!