Uttarakhand Tragedy: Climate change and its imperatives for energy security

12 Feb 2021

It is necessary to develop a vulnerability map of the Himalayas, similar to the seismic zonation map of the country, and categorise different river valleys based on the degree of vulnerability to such disasters. Subsequently, zone-specific strategies need to be adopted for better adaptation of communities, as well as infrastructure. The cost required for such a study would be much less than the expenditure incurred in relief and rehabilitation expenditure incurred subsequent to such a tragedy.
Glacier melt
Natural disasters
Energy security
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