08/02/2023 11:35 AM | Click to read full article
The reports of land subsidence in Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir are eerily similar to the ones that shook Uttarakhand’s Joshimath recently, raising concerns over environmental degradation in the fragile Himalayan region. Hundreds of residents in Doda have been evacuated after deep cracks appeared across several structures and the collapse of some buildings. The sinking foundations have sparked panic in the region. Deforestation and unbridled construction activity are playing havoc with the fragile ecosystem.