Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Preserve the Himalayan Glaciers, 02/07/2019

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Preserve the Himalayan Glaciers, 02/07/2019. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has undertaken studies in the Western Himalaya in Chandra basin in Lahaul-Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) since 2013. A total of six glaciers namely Sutri Dhaka, Batal, Bara Shigri, Samudra Tapu, Gepang Gath and Kunzum of this basin are monitored for mass, energy and hydrological balance. NCPOR has established a highaltitude research station named 'Himansh' in Himalaya at 4000 m altitude at Sutri Dhaka, a remote location in LahaulSpiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

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