18 groups of geologists initiate works to study landslide risk


May 22, 2015-

The 18 groups mobilised by the Department of Mines and Geology at six most quake-hit districts have initiated work from Friday to carry out study about the risk of landslides after the deadly earthquake and its aftershocks.

Director General of the Department, Sarbajit Prasad Mahato, said the groups have been mobilised to carry out study on different issues including whether the areas are at risk of dry landslide after the quake and where the risk settlements should be shifted.

He said four groups are mobilised in Sindhupalchok and Gorkha districts each, three in Dolakha and Dhading each and two in Nuwakot and Rasuwa each for the study.

A deadline has been given to the groups to submit the reports after completing the study within three days.

The groups comprise of geologists from different organisations including ICIMOD, Nepal Geological Society, among others.

The government has formed a taskforce under the leadership of Department comprising representatives of the Home Ministry, Department of Survey, Department of Geology, ICIMOD, Water-borne Disaster Control Department, among others to carry out works regarding landslide. RSS

Published: 22-05-2015 17:21

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