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#Joshimath One of the major cause of the destruction of this holy place is the construction of large hotels and the widespread use of cement. Natural sources of water have been diverted, and there are no drainage facilities available. The government wants revenue from our hills
by promotion tourism,but at the very least, they can frame environmentally friendly policies before introducing these large projects that is/will change the entire geography of the Himalayas .It's always about tourist and not locals
It is not a case of development versus destruction; development is necessary, but it must be done in a sustainable manner. Experts have been talking about sustainable development for a long time, now the time has come to put it into practise.
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Satellite image (SAR, Sentinel-1) of the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project (RGHEP) - located at 30.483056, 79.699722 per project documentation. Imaging taken 2021-02-03 12:47:48 UTC #Uttarakhand #Disaster
Image on 2021-02-06 00:35:34 UTC (partial), unsure where the dam is exactly. Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar. #Uttarakhand #Disaster
This is likely pre-flood....
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Food for thought: #China's control of #Tibet is a threat to the #water security of #SouthAsia. The Tibetan plateau happens to be the largest water tank in the world. All major river systems originate there. 🗻🛶

#Uttarakhand #India #FarmBills2020

Ref: idsa.in
China uses river #water as a weapon. Some analysts have predicted even wars or war like situations resulting from the damming and diversion of Tibetan rivers. For 2 billion people, the rivers flowing from #Tibet constitute the lifeline. 🏔️🥤

#Uttarakhand #India #FarmBills2020
Diversion of waters from Nepalese rivers would directly affect the Ganga - the soul of the people living in #India and #Nepal.😟

China has so far not signed any bilateral treaty in regard to #water resources? 🏔️🛶
Ref: idsa.in

#Uttarkhand #FarmBills2020
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