In the Himalayan states of India, with increasing population and activities, large areas of forested land are being converted into other land-use features. There is a definite cause and effect relationship between changing practice for development and changes in land use. So, an estimation of land use dynamics and a futuristic trend pattern is essential. A combination of geospatial and statistical techniques were applied to assess the present and future land use/land cover scenario of Gangtok, the subHimalayan capital of Sikkim.

Tiny state of Sikkim has been declared as best state in the country in implementation of Rural Tourism Projects by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale shook Sikkim and adjoining areas on Thursday, causing panic, officials said. There were no reports of damage or casualties.

In the backdrop of two strong earthquakes rocking Sikkim, the capital city of which is witnessing haphazard growth and mushrooming of multi-storey buildings, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) ha

GANGTOK, Oct 14 – A glacier study team consisting of Assistant Scientific Officer Narpati Sharma and Project Scientists RK Sharma, Pranay Pradhan and Dilliram Chettri of Sikkim State Council of Sci

Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS): The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern States is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said on

Though councillors of the Municipal Corporation have visited several places on ‘study tours’ over the past few years and spent close to Rs 80 lakh, the civic body seems to have no knowledge about t

Gangtok, July 17: A landslide near the Bengal-Sikkim border at Rangpo last night kept the main NH31A route to the hill state blocked for nearly 17 hours.

GANGTOK, June 25 – With three blood samples testing positive at Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), authorities today confirmed ‘swine fever’ outbreak as the cause of high mortality amon

GANGTOK, May 27 – The two-day ‘2nd Sustainable Mountain Development Summit’ of Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI) hosted by Sikkim concluded with the ‘Gangtok Declaration’ and a momentum to carry on

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