Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Preserve the Himalayan Glaciers, 02/07/2019. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has undertaken studies in the Western Himalaya in Chandra basin in Lahaul-Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) since 2013.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Preserve the Himalayan Glaciers, 02/07/2019. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has undertaken studies in the Western Himalaya in Chandra basin in Lahaul-Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) since 2013.

* Nearly 1.5 billion people depend on the Himalayas for water, food and energy

The Himalayan cleanup initiative was started last year with a massive cleaning drive across 12 hilly states of the country lying beside the Himalayan Range.

Changing climatic patterns are affecting the health of glaciers in the Himalayan region.

The faster melting of ice in the Himalayan region has always been a kind of benchmark to substantiate global warming effects

The present study outlines major concerns and potential environmental consequences of the proposed Pancheshwar high dam in Uttarakhand (Central Himalaya), India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own motion Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 06/05/2019 regarding steps for eco balance in Rohtang Pass area in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The area is eco-sensitive and frequented by the tourists.

A mega earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more is long overdue in the Himalayan region but India has not learnt from past mistakes and is far from being prepared for such an eventuality with no strateg

Farmers in the North West Himalayan region generally practise rainfed agriculture and have very limited scope for irrigation. Water scarcity is a major constraint for crop production in these areas. This problem exacerbates further during the Rabi season where vagaries of winter rain result in complete crop failure.

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