The Aravalli mountain Range, extending for about 670 kms from Delhi to Ahmedabad, with most of its area in Rajasthan and Haryana, is one of the oldest geological formations in the world. Yet it has taken only a few decades to damage it extensively, the single factor most responsible being indiscriminate mining and quarrying, mostly to meet the ever-rising demand for construction stone and related materials. This has flattened several mountains that stood firmly for thousands of years and prevented the spread of the western desert. (Read More)
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