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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.
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.