An Engineer’s Perspective – Landslide Management in the Darjeeling Hills

From: http://www.savethehills.blogspot.com HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LANDSLIDE MANAGEMENT AND MITIGATION IN THE HILL AREAS OF DARJEELING AND SIKKIM HIMALAYAS. - Er. Upendra Mani Pradhan B.Sc., B.Tech(Hons.), M.Tech(R.P.), A.I.T.P.(India) Kalimpong. Landslides may rightly be called the “Tsunami of the Hills”! It is, therefore, very encouraging to note that a Landslide Hazard Workshop is being hosted on 21st. …

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Experts warn of 1968 horror rerun – Scientist blames building boom for landslides

http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, Nov. 21: In 1968, a torrential rainfall had unleashed about 20,000 landslides, killing thousands and breaching the Darjeeling-Sikkim road at more than 90 places. Forty years down the lane, the chances of a similar calamity loom large. Experts today warned that this time the devastation would be swifter and more fatal if long …

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Kalimpong to get new organic training institute

Statesmen News Service DARJEELING, Nov. 20: An Organic Training Institute will soon be established at Siche in Kalimpong to educate the people on organic production and farming rather than depending on tourism which is considered the backbone of the Darjeeling Hill economy. The Government of India (Agricultural Department) has sanctioned a fund of approximately Rs …

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Tie-up to take hill flowers to Calcutta

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Nov. 19: The Kalimpong Horticulture Society (KHS) is looking at collaborating with the Agri-Horticultural Society of India to market plants produced by its members in eastern India. The two parties have already held the first round of talks in this regard. If the deal comes through, the Calcutta-based Agri-Horticultural Society of India …

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