Uttarakhand Mishap: ISB faculty emphasises need for in-depth geological study and eco-sensitivity in projects

Nov 15, 2023

ISB faculty Anjal Prakash writes an opinion piece in The Times of India to highlight that the latest Uttarakhand construction mishap is another reminder that every project must be preceded by detailed geological investigation and informed by more sensitivity to local ecology. 

“This tragedy highlights the need for any strategy for the Himalayas to be all-encompassing, which would combine knowledge of geology, sustainable engineering, and efficient regulation. Not only would the lives of workers be safe, so would the construction itself. At the same time, ecosystems and water sources distinctive of the region, and essential to it, would be preserved,” he writes.