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Department of Geology GDC, Kargil organise day long lecture cum field visit on Disaster Management


Department of Geology GDC, Kargil organise day long lecture cum field visit on Disaster Management

KARGIL, March 15: As a precautionary measure for tackling different hazards like landslides, flood and earthquake,the Department of Geology, Govt Degree, College, Kargil today organised a day long lecture cum field visit for students of 6th Sem of GDC, Kargil on Disaster Management and its preparedness and mitigation measures.

During the occasion, Ali Wazir (Geology Mentor) informed the students about the concept of disaster,strategies of disaster, pre disaster and post disaster measures.

He also aware the students about the anthropogenic activities which ultimately create disasters.

Meanwhile, he also highlighted about the himalayan tectonics and the rock belts of Kargil district. During the field visit he also threw light on the granitic rocks found near Kabadi Nallah of Kargil town.

He said the the rocks are fractured which may lead to landslides if any seismic activity happens to which he added that himalayan region is seismically active and comes under seismic zone IV.

While taking to Ladakh Times Ali Wazir threw light on the importance of Geology in disaster management and also suggested the UT Ladakh administration to include Geology in disaster management posts as it plays a vital role in studying the rock formation in depth.

Apt to mention here that more than 100 students get benefited from the day long lecture cum field visit and also showed keen interest in studying Geological phenomena’s like volcanism, tectonic activities, flooding and palaeontology.

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