TNPSC Thervupettagam

Landslide Atlas of India

March 18 , 2023 463 days 457 0
  • The National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the Landslide Atlas of India.
  • The team released a list of 147 most landslide-vulnerable districts in 17 states and two Union Territories.
  • Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand have the highest landslide density and landslide risk exposure in the country.
  • Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, where Joshimath is grappling with a land-subsidence crisis, has been ranked 19th.
  • Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar figure at the bottom at 146th and 147th, respectively.
  • Apart from Uttarakhand, among the 10 most landslide-prone districts, four are in flood-prone areas of Kerala, two in Jammu and Kashmir and two in Sikkim.
  • After the Himalayas, the Western Ghats has high landslide density.

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