Causes and remedial measures for rockfall and landslides in Naini lake basin: Uttarakhand, India

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Kanchan Singh
M.P. Singh

Abstract

The history of Naini Lake Basin reveals that this beautiful scenic natural surrounding has been a victim of landslides, mass erosion, rock-fall and slumping.  Its location in highest rainfall zone, weak lithology and topography are the obvious reasons for these activities.  Moreover the rising anthropogenic interferences like construction activities and deforestation on this geo-dynamically unstable zone has added more to the problem. The manuscript accounts of incidences of landslide and erosion activities, their causes and effects afterwards.  An effort to stratify and to mark the comparatively lesser stable zones and patches in and around the lake basin has been made to demarcate the risk prone belt.  Adequate measures for environmental planning and proper implementation of such plans are the utmost need of the hour to safeguard not only the beautiful basin but also the olives and property of population living under the continuous threat of disaster.

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How to Cite
Singh, K. ., & Singh, M. (2020). Causes and remedial measures for rockfall and landslides in Naini lake basin: Uttarakhand, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 21(1&2), 95-102. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2020.211211

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