Himalayan Region Current Affairs - 2020

CSIR-IHBT introduced Heeng Cultivation in Indian Himalayan Region

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Himalayan bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) has planted the Heeng in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh. The institute plans to cover 750 hectares under the Heeng cultivation. Highlights The IHBT had partnered with Department of Agriculture of Himachal Pradesh in order to boost heeng production in the Read More…

Landslide Susceptibility mapping of Himalayas

The scientists from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology operating under the Department of Science and Technology carried out a study covering 84 square kilometres in the Lesser Himalayas. According to the study, 15% of the region is highly susceptible to landslides. Highlights Mussoorie in Uttarakhand witnessed several landslides recently. The increase in the disaster Read More…

International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region to be held in India

The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital is to conduct an International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region. The conference is to be held between September 14 and September 16, 2020. Highlights The conference is to focus on rapid increase in air pollution due to urbanisation, industrialisation and its Read More…

Facts Box: First Snow Leopard Conservation Centre of India

The Uttarakhand State Government is to develop India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation centre of India. The centre is to be developed by the Uttarakhand forest department and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Highlights The main aim of the centre is to conserve and restore Himalayan ecosystems. It also aims to conserve elusive snow leopards Read More…

Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone approved

On July 17, 2020, Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar informed that the Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone has been approved. Highlights The announcement was made by the minister during a review meeting of “Chaardhaam Road Project” in the state of Uttarakhand. The plan was prepared by the Government of Uttarakhand and was Read More…