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Title: Land sliding, an Environmental problem in Sikkim Himalaya : A study
Authors: Joshi, Varun
Singh, Manmohan
Sharma, Ashok Kumar
Kumar, K
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Sikkim is a mountaineering state of the eastern states of India, with 7096km2 area. It is spread in 114 km from north to south and 64 km fromeast to west. Its height above the sea level is between 250 m to 8598 m. The diversified nature of Sikkim Himalaya situated along the North-West of Indian subcontinent is due to natural ups & downs. The human development has disturbed the environment in a big way because ofthe requirement of residential houses. During these developments the mankind undergoes to face several natural calamities. Sikkim state has4 Janpads which are known as, East, West, North & South Sikkim. Headquarters of these Janpads are situated in Gangtok, Geysing, Mangan& Namchi Landslide is on the rise because of population, urbanization & other developmental works. It is very important to study thisproblem scientifically.
Page(s): 117-122
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.18(2) [December 2010]

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