The Problem of Landslides in India: Causes & Effects

Rakesh Gahlawat


The fact is that, India has the highest mountain chain on earth, the Himalayas, which are formed due to collision of Indian and Eurasian plate, the northward movement of the Indian plate towards Eurasian plate causes continuous stress on the rocks rendering them friable, weak and prone to landslides and earthquakes. Moreover, the slow motion of the Indian crust, about five cm per year accumulates stress to which natural disasters like landslides in Himalayan region are attributed and some of them make this region very unique and unparalleled catastrophe. Likewise, in other parts of India we have experienced so many disasters like landslides in recent years. The present research paper highlights some real and occurred facts about the problem of landslides in India. 

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