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.
Even though I was invited to attend the above workshop at BITS, Mesra (Ranchi), because of the COVID19 problem, I cancelled my travel plans. I could however deliver my entire presentation on 'Landslides Hazards - a silent disaster form', online to the many scientists available at BITS and I daresay it was well received.
Praful Rao, Kalimpong district Darjeeling- SIkkim Himalaya