Landslide Disaster And Economy: Study From Kumaun Himalaya


Puran Ch.Josh


Geologically the Himalayas are new folded mountain. Neo-tectonic movements are very common with its geology. It causes earthquakes and landslides in the Himalayan belt. Mostly earthquake is the result of interior disturbance on earth. Landslides are triggered by heavy rainfall, tectonic and anthropogenic factors. The Middle Himalaya which is generally called Kumaun Himalaya, is always faces the problem of landslide in rainy season mostly. It is a common natural disaster which causes a great destruction of public and private property. There are many effects of landslides. They can be social and economic. Present paper traces out the economic effect of the landslides happened in Kumaun Himalaya in past years.