The terrible glacier disaster in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district once again started the conversation around reckless developmental activities that are major contributors to unfortunate calamities, even if not always the prime cause of their occurrence.
While the exact cause behind the Uttarakhand tragedy is still being ascertained, these events are a grim reminder of the consequences of development without caring for mother nature.
Here are 10 other times nature lost to development in India, because we preferred development over everything else.
1. The Uttarakhand government cleared diversion of about 70 hectares of forest land in the Gangotri National Park for construction of strategically important roads to China border.
The proposal will now be sent to the National Board for Wildlife for final approval.
Read more in the article, published by ScoopWhoop on February 16, 2021.