Suhana Bhatia

Ladakh shares its experience with Sikkim in averting a Kedarnath/ Phugtal type disaster

An inter-departmental expedition comprising scientists, engineers and officials from departments like the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Sikkim State Disaster Management Agency (SDMA), Department of Mines & Geology, Water Resource and River Development, Forests & Wildlife… as also the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Indian Army… along with a small team from Ladakh comprising Stanzin Norbu Shara, Namgyal Tashi Hemisshukpachan, Suryanarayanan Balasubramanyan (from Chennai) and led by Sonam Wangchuk managed to avert a Kedarnath/ Phugtal type disaster threatening Sikkim