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Interview with Dr. C.P. Rajendran, Adjunct Professor National Institute of Advanced Studies Bengaluru

In view of the recent subsidence in Uttarakhand's Joshimath area and also in Nainital etc.... concern of the locals is growing that they might be swallowed up by the subsidence. Digital Discourse Foundation's Malini Shankar conducted an expert interview with a geoscientist - Dr. C.P. Rajendran, Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies Bangalore.  Construction in the Himalayan region in the name of development is not just eco detrimental but suicidal. Photo Credit: Malini Shankar 1.      Dr. Rajendran,  You have been an outspoken critic of the Char Dham project. But the government is going ahead with construction activity at a relentless pace. In the next ten years, they are planning to build 66 tunnels in the small hill state of Uttarakhand.  We already have 18 tunnels in operation. Your comments? A : “I have always thought the Char Dham road project is a “freeway to disaster”. As feared, it is indeed turning out to be an unscientific road-construction projec