Floods are generally a monsoon phenomenon and forest fires are reported mostly in summer months. The first three months of the winter are known normally to be relatively milder and quieter in the lower and middle Himalayan region. But such destructive floods and so many forest fires during this quiet season this year appear to indicate a deteriorating situation in times of climate change aggravated by policy mistakes, which together are pushing the people of the Himalayan region towards more disasters. (Read More)
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