The Himalayas are the primary drivers of the Asian climate”. In this context discuss the measures to be taken to mitigate the negative impact of development activities in the region.

Topic: GS-1: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. GS-3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4. The Himalayas are the primary drivers of the …