challenges that sensitive hilly areas have to face resulting in the rise of natural disasters becoming an area of extensive research and have gained the attention worldwide
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an initiative that was launched during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015. It was jointly founded by India and France with the aim of promoting solar energy deployment and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The ISA seeks to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable development by mobilizing resources, fostering technology transfer, and facilitating collaboration among solar-rich countries. The alliance focuses on harnessing solar power through the deployment of solar projects, sharing best practices, and developing innovative financing mechanisms.
The govt should enforce policies and regulations which limit the extent of forest land that can be legally converted for non-forest use.
Torrential rain and floods have caused devastation in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Natural disasters have become a frequent worldwide phenomenon in recent years. The governments and the people will think that ‘this too shall pass’ and ignore it. But nature won’t relent.
Author Charles Simmons said, “Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.” The big question is: will governments learn lessons from such disasters and go for course correction? One can attribute the recent floods and landslides to policy failure. Himalayan states have become the hub of tourism, with a sharp rise in personal income and a flourishing demand for recreational activities.
On February 9, 2023, the Geological Survey of India struck gold in the foothills of the Himalayas in the form of 5.9 million tonnes of lithium reserves in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. This discovery comes at a crucial time as the world is moving toward more sustainable energy, and lithium-ion batteries are integral as they power phones, laptops and, most importantly, automobiles.
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