Posts Tagged Uttarakhand Disaster

Green V/s Development

The Uttarakhand disaster has raised several questions on political, administrative, economic, developmental and environment planks. Environmentalists blame the tragedy to unchecked exploitation of the hills for laying roads and bridges, developing residential colonies, haphazard growth of hotels and markets, illegal structures of various kinds, tourism, population growth, infrastructure development, blasting the hills for these developments, […]

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Encroaching Senior Citizens’ Space

The 17th June calamity in Uttarakhand has been widely covered in the media. Its enormity was grossly underestimated in the first instance in typical bureaucratic manner to first downplay the damage. The Prime Minister made an aerial survey of some areas and announced a financial assistance package of just Rs. 1,000 crores! However the visuals […]

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