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JOSHIMATH A Sinking Story

By – Asha Ramachandran Environmentalists and geo-scientists appear to have been vindicated. Sincedecades they have been cautioning against unplanned development in the Himalayas. Yet, popular demand, a ready source of income, rising energy needs and security concerns have combined to throw all caution to the wind – or should one say down the mountains. When news broke on 6 January, that the holy town of Joshimath …