Chamoli disaster , a human induced disaster

A glacier burst in chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Sunday caused flash flood killing several people. This glacier burst is a result of increased level of global warming that occurred due to climate change. The glacier burst occured in Reni village of chamoli in Gharwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It caused flash floods in Rishiganga river ,which killed 100 to 150 People.

The rising water in Rishiganga river washed away a major portion of the Rishiganga small hydro project.
Stone quarrying, blasting of mountains and digging of tunnels in the base of the mountain system for two dams on Rishi Ganga and Dhauli Ganga rivers played havoc with the local ecology.

By Kumari Swati

 

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