Lesson not learnt

Soil conservationist P R Mishra's search for the source of silt in the Sukhna Lake took him to Sukhomajri, a village in the denuded Shivalik hills. The problem was runoff from the hills there, and the solution lay in preventing villagers from grazing. A dam was built in 1976. Thereafter, the villagers managed the watershed and took charge of the forests (see

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