Is development destroying Uttarakhand?

The Himalayan state may be paying a price for a development model that has scant regard for local ecology.

ByNoman Siddiqui
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Floods, landslides, forest fires, glacier bursts. Uttarakhand has suffered a series of devastating natural disasters over the last decade. But are they really natural disasters or is there a human hand involved? Is the Himalayan state paying a price for a development model that has scant regard for local environmental and ecological conditions? The plans to "develop" Sukhatal and Sattal in Nainital have only made these questions more urgent.

Noman Siddiqui takes a look at what's happening and what it entails.

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Complaining about the media is easy and often justified. But hey, it’s the model that’s flawed.

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