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There are 9597 glaciers in the Himalayan states of the country. Between 1935 and 2022, in 87 years, the Gangotri glacier of Uttarakhand, one of the largest glaciers in the country, has slipped by 1.7 km. More or less the same is the case with most of the 9575 glaciers located in the Himalayan states. This has been revealed in the latest research by scientists of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun.

Why is the glacier shrinking?

Earlier there was only snowfall in the glaciers, now it started raining too.
Glaciers are also melting due to the increase in the average temperature of the earth.
Damage is also being caused due to increasing human intervention in sensitive areas.
Global warming is also the reason for the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

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These are some of the major glaciers of the country

Siachen is the largest glacier in the world outside the Arctic and Antarctic region. Apart from this, Gangotri Glacier, Jemu Glacier, Bada Sikri, Pindari, Kafni, Sunderdhunga, Alam, Namik, Milan, Chorabari, Hariparvat, Paraquik, Nunchun etc. are some of the major glaciers of the country.

Know about glaciers across the country

Glaciers are spread over an area of ​​37465 square kilometers.
There are 2735 glaciers in Himachal.
There are 449 glaciers in Sikkim.
There are 162 glaciers in Arunachal.
– 1.6 Celsius temperature increase in the last one century.
– 142 cubic km of ice is in glaciers.
There are 968 glaciers only in Uttarakhand.
– 618 percent glaciers are in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

New pattern of rain visible

A new pattern of rain is visible in the higher Himalayan regions. Earlier there was only snowfall in the glacier, but now it has started raining, due to which the speed of melting of snow has increased.
-Doctor. Rakesh Bhrambri, Senior Scientist, Wadia Institute

Expansion

There are 9597 glaciers in the Himalayan states of the country. Between 1935 and 2022, in 87 years, the Gangotri glacier of Uttarakhand, one of the largest glaciers in the country, has slipped by 1.7 km. More or less the same is the case with most of the 9575 glaciers located in the Himalayan states. This has been revealed in the latest research by scientists of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun.

Why is the glacier shrinking?

Earlier there was only snowfall in the glaciers, now it started raining too.

Glaciers are also melting due to the increase in the average temperature of the earth.

Damage is also being caused due to increasing human intervention in sensitive areas.

Global warming is also the reason for the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

Himalaya Crisis: Pindari Glacier will make Kumaon’s drying rivers eternal, this is the government’s plan

These are some of the major glaciers of the country

Siachen is the world’s largest glacier outside the Arctic and Antarctic region. Apart from this, Gangotri Glacier, Jemu Glacier, Bada Sikri, Pindari, Kafni, Sunderdhunga, Alam, Namik, Milan, Chorabari, Hariparvat, Paraquik, Nunchun etc. are some of the major glaciers of the country.

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