NDRF to deploy permanent teams in hills for high altitude rescue operations
“Himalayas are a young mountain range…the forces that created them are still working and hence these ranges are not stable and stable…something is changing here and many reasons are given by experts for this like climate change Uncontrolled development and violation of load bearing capacity of these areas, Karwal said.
He listed the flash floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, the flood caused by the bursting of a glacial lake in the border town of Chamoli in February 2021 and the recent landslide in Joshimath and neighboring areas as some of the calamities in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand. I remembered recent past.
The DG said, “There is every possibility of such disasters to be more severe than ever before and hence NDRF has to be prepared to meet these challenges….”
He said, “Mountain rescue skills and capabilities will help us not only in the mountainous terrain of the north but elsewhere as well. These skills are useful everywhere as traversing via ropes is a necessary expertise for many other tasks including high-rise rescue.” “