Two Hydel Power project establishments were washed away in the floods caused by the glacier burst in the tributaries of River Ganges namely Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda in Uttarakhand. Hundreds of workers were killed and hundreds vanished.
In this situation, the reasons for the tragic accident put forth by various experts and organisations have to be taken into consideration.
The scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in Dehradun inspected the flooded area in a helicopter.
During the first phase of research, it has been found that the glaciers they might have weakened over the period of time and perhaps have collided with one another causing a great flood.
As they fell over the steep mountainous landscape it has caused great damage.
Scientists across the world say that the glaciers in mountain ranges such as the Himalayas are melting down because of the global climatic change. The accurate cause can be delineated only through in-depth research.
Experimental research has to be initiated to foresee and prevent such natural calamities in landslide-prone mountain areas and snowy regions such as Himalayan ranges. The government should allocate funds with generosity to carry it out.
The vulnerable zones could be detected in advance and could refrain from granting permission to construct dams, power projects, housing colonies and so on.
By doing so, a great percentage of deaths could be prevented.
The government should come forward to implement schemes in the long run to combat the natural calamities that pose a great threat to human lives.