Title: LANDSLIDE RISK MITIGATION METHODS ALONG THE TRANSPORT
CORRIDOR: A CASE STUDY OF KULLU-ROHTANG PASS
and Prof. R.B. Singh
and Prof. R.B. Singh2
1. Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
2. Professor, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
MLA 8 Nirbhav, and Prof. R.B. Singh. "LANDSLIDE RISK MITIGATION METHODS ALONG THE TRANSPORT CORRIDOR: A CASE STUDY OF KULLU-ROHTANG PASS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 107-125, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=12. Accessed Jan. 2019.
APA Nirbhav, & Singh, P. (2019, January). LANDSLIDE RISK MITIGATION METHODS ALONG THE TRANSPORT CORRIDOR: A CASE STUDY OF KULLU-ROHTANG PASS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 107-125. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=12
Chicago Nirbhav, and Prof. R.B. Singh. "LANDSLIDE RISK MITIGATION METHODS ALONG THE TRANSPORT CORRIDOR: A CASE STUDY OF KULLU-ROHTANG PASS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 107-125. Accessed January, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=12.
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Abstract: Landslide can be defined as the complex natural gravitational mass movement of rocks, debris or
earth phenomenon that occurs in conjuction with other natural disasters. It has been identified as
the most frequently occurring geo-environmental hazard between Kullu-Rohtang Pass region.
The spatial and temporal distribution of landslide in the study region shows linear pattern viz.
along roads, rivers and lineaments or faults. Heavy intensity of rainfall during monsoon season
and occurence of earthquakes enhance the vulnerable conditions of the region. Recently, it has
been noticed that the area faced a major land cover change due to anthropogenic activities like
slope cutting, construction of National Highway (NH-21), tunnel construction and thus
probability of the occurrence of landslide has increased. This study is based on primary and
secondary data. Having this background, the main objective of this study has been framed to the
management of landslide hazards risk emphasising on the integrated landslide risk mitigation
strategy and corridor management of the study area. The finding of the present study reveals that
it is neither possible to stop the landslides nor to completely eliminate their damages but it is
possible to minimize the impact through several structural and non-structural mitigation
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