Sunday, April 21, 2024
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Fragile ecocystem!

Dear Madam,
Sonam Wangchuk asked the Centre to safeguard the fragile ecosystem in Ladakh. Fragile ecosystems in both Ladakh and Uttarakhand demand careful environmental impact assessment before undertaking an excavation. The Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand had collapsed trapping 41 workers for 17 days in November, last year. The project has again restarted. Recently, Govind Kumar, an operator, was killed when a machine fell into a trench near the mouth of the tunnel. Was there proper evaluation of safety and environmental issues before resuming the project?
Sujit De, Kolkata