2 edition of Himachal Himalaya ecology and environment found in the catalog.
Himachal Himalaya ecology and environment
Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||edited by S.K. Chadha.|
|Series||Progress in ecology ;, v. 9|
|Contributions||Chadha, S. K., 1936-|
|LC Classifications||QH193.H5 H55 1987|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||130 p. :|
|Number of Pages||130|
|ISBN 10||8170193044, 155528146X|
|LC Control Number||88900683|
Yamuna crosses only the south-eastern border of the state, and but its tributaries originating in Himachal include Giri and Tons which form a part of the Ganga river basin flowing westward. Intern J Health Geograph 9 1 2. This report is not comprehensive but we hope that it will urge the government to take steps in the right direction. Climate: The Himalayas, by virtue of their stupendous height, act as a climatic divide for the Asian region, and the behaviour of large systems of air and water circulation in the region is moderated by it.
Precipitation of driest peroid emerged as a major factor in determining the distribution of potential habitats of C. The Geology of The Himalaya? The Terai has a high water table due to groundwater percolating down from the adjacent zone. Similarly some of the other streams on Ravi — like the Hul streams in the Saal valley which also feed into the drinking water needs of the valley as well as Chamba town, needs to be declared as a no-go zone not just for hydro projects but also for large scale sand mining, polluting industries and unplanned construction of both roads and buildings. It is only through a policy shift as well as a new initiative in environment governance can we protect the natural heritage of the State, on which our survival entirely depends.
As the Himalayan system becomes wider from east to west, the number of parallel high ranges increases. Don ex Royle—A critically endangered medicinal plant in a protected area of Northwestern Himalaya. Common Effluent Treatment Plants have failed miserably and an effort needs to be made to monitor pollution at the source as well as treat the effluents there. Ethnobotany Of Eastern Himalaya? Urban bodies as well as Panchayats need to involve community representatives in development plans where health of the river is placed as the central concern.
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Diversity and Distributions 14 5 The Chenab as of now and Upper Satluj, with Spiti as the main tributary along with parts of Beas, like the Tirthan are the only wild and free flowing rivers in the state.
In fact a review of the Upper Yamuna Basin Agreement is warranted given that Himachal Himalaya ecology and environment book states are involved and a Cauvery like situation would mean increasing tensions amongst the riparian states and communities.
Poverty levels are high, and deprivation is stark. According to the report, the Beas, Satluj, Yamuna and Ravi are the most threatened river basins. Chenab Protect small streams and tributaries: Some of the Himachal Himalaya ecology and environment book streams and tributaries of the major river basins need to be marked for their fragility not just from a single view point but given that they support ecological diversity and livelihoods.
Soil sampled from each population and analyzed. The Himachal Pollution Control Board needs to be well staffed and held accountable. It is evident from the tablethat maximum Valley of the Flowers Alpine tundra lies above treeline.
It's situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. This report is not comprehensive but we hope that it will urge the government to take steps in the right direction. We compare the health of these rivers based on the extent of threat that they face," said Manshi Asher of Himdhara.
Each of the rivers and the threats they face have been examined. Therefore, mass multiplication using seed germination protocol, their establishment in identified areas and regular monitoring of the areas are suggested.
On the Indo-Gangetic plain at the base of the mountains, an alluvial plain drained by the Indus and Ganges-Brahmaputra river systems, vegetation varies from west to east with rainfall.
The grasslands are the summer habitat of the endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia. As far as the total livestock per family is concerned, there was a substantial decrease in the livestock population which ranged from Similar impact had been reported by Adams, 6due to Bakolori dam on Skoto river, where the cropped area decreased from 82 per cent to 53 per cent.
The Himalayas also serve to shield the southern slopes from the cold, continental winds from the Central Asian tablelands. Trans-Himalaya[ edit ] The watershed between rivers flowing south into the Ganges or Indus and rivers flowing north into the Brahmaputra or mainstem Indus that flow around the ends of the entire range often follows somewhat lower, less rugged mountains tens of kilometers north of the highest ranges.
The high mountains to the north of the Tsangpo including Gyala Perihowever, are also sometimes also included in the Himalayas.
The moister Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests occupy the plains of Assam.
Although the effect of this will not be known for many years, it potentially could mean disaster for the hundreds of millions of people who rely on the glaciers to feed the rivers during the dry seasons.
These hardy highlanders have learned to eke out a living from subsistence agriculture and pastoralism during Himachal Himalaya ecology and environment book short, mild summers; the winters are bitter stretches when no productive activity is possible.
Temperatures and the length of summers and winters are dependent on the altitude. The state is also an important pilgrimage destination, with the source of the Ganges at Gangotri and the Yamuna at Yamunotriand the temples at Badrinath and Kedarnath. It begins in Tibet at the confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers and flows north-west through India into Pakistan before turning south-west to the Arabian Sea.
This would also mean having the responsibility of conserving and protecting these resources. This was due to the fact that earlier villages were located nearest to the dam as well as at lowest altitude than the later one where large area was submerged.
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