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Himalayas Glaciers Retreating

Himalayas Glaciers Retreating

Out of 34,191 glaciers in the Himalayas, 248 are Retreating while 18 advancing. 34,919 glaciers spread over 75,779 sq km glaciated area in the entire Himalayas, a study carried out between 2004 and 2011 shows

ISRO has monitored the glacier advance and retreat of 2,018 glaciers across the Himalayan region using satellite data of 2000-01 and 2010-11. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar informed about the study carried out by the minister in collaboration with ISRO in a written reply.


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