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June 24th, 2013
Environmentalists Accuse Uttarakhand Government of Ignoring Remote Sensing Report

Accusing the government of sleeping over a report of National Remote Sensing Agency, noted environmentalist and Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt today said had the government taken the report seriously “destruction in and around Kedarnath shrine would have been much less horrific”. “The scale of destruction at the Himalayan shrine could have been far less if the state government had paid adequate attention to the report of National Remote Sensing Agency, whose scientists had identified the natural calamity prone areas of Uttarakhand and neighbouring way back in 2001,” the Magsasay awardee said. Read More