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Uttarakhand flood: Green experts point at increased human intervention in Himalayan region

One India | 07/02/2021 11:16 PM | Click to read full article

Increasing human intervention in the ecologically sensitive Himalayan region is making it more vulnerable to climate change, environment experts said on Sunday as a glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, triggering massive flood in the state.

"Heavy construction work in the fragile eco-sensitive zones should be avoided," Avinash Chanchal, senior climate and energy campaigner, Greenpeace India said. Himalayan region is the least monitored region and requires the government to spend more resources in tracking these areas closely.