Trees impacted by the forces of natural processes such as flash floods, snow avalanches, landslides, rockfalls or earthquakes, record these events and exhibit growth disturbances in their growth-ring series. As a consequence, these disturbances provide an excellent signal for the spatio-temporal reconstruction of past natural hazard activity and a means to date and document past disasters.

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Manali: While a multi -function weather tower failed to come up at Marhi near Manali which can sense cloudbursts or flash floods to a large extent, people in Kullu are continuously living with the

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Abhimanyu Rathor Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 31/05/2016 regarding environmental degradation of Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. Tribunal directed the State of Himmachal Pradesh that barrier at Gulaba should be re-designed and maintained properly. It should have all the relevant equipments and computerized to ensure proper managements of the tourists pressure during the season and mobile toilets units at Gulaba and other places should be properly managed and there should be effective waste disposal system.

MANALI: Come March 31, there will be a complete ban on use of disposable glasses and plates in Manali town.

This synthesis report brings together the various components from the pilot study on climate vulnerability, hazards and risk, completed for Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh.

The National Green Tribunal wants installation of a CNG station at Manali by January 2016 and has directed the Centre and all the departments concerned of the state to extend their full cooperation

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Ors. And Abhimanyu Rathor Vs. State of H.P. & Ors. dated 01/09/2015 regarding vehicular pollution in the eco-sensitive area of Rohtang Pass.

The Tribunal in its Order directed the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) to provide CNG buses to the State and the State of Himachal Pradesh will take the CNG Buses and will also take all steps immediately to ensure that CNG Buses arrive at Kullu without further delay.

Various organisations in Manali today threatened to launch an agitation from August 22 if the state government fails to get the ban lifted on tourist vehicles going to the Rohtang Pass.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Yog Raj V/s State of Himanchal Pradesh & Ors. dated 30/07/2015 regarding damage caused to the houses of the Applicants because of construction (especially tunnel) and other project activities carried out by the Project Proponent in the Parbati – Stage-II Hydroelectric Project, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Ors. dated 06/07/2015 regarding pollution at Rohtang Pass.

The Tribunal has noted with serious concern that there is complete chaos at the Rohtang Pass and its adjacent glaciers, which, as per the statement made by the experts afore referred to, are reducing by 19 - 20 meters per year. The snow at Solang, Rohtang Pass and Bias Kund is being blackened.

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