Forest Fires in Kumaon
Blog :Figuring Things Out
Date: 6/21/2012 6:01:00 PM
Dry river beds dotted with murky pools, smoke rising from the hill slopes... The Himalayan foothills in Kumaon District presented a sad, depressing picture this summer.
The locals complain of water shortages after most of the natural, roadside springs ran dry. The number of tourists has dwindled - after all, why would anybody want to come to Kumaon if the hills are just as hot as the