Indian River Basins,Hydroclimate extremes ,Ganga basin

Records from lake sediments of Indus River Valley in Ladakh help reconstruct climate variation 19 to 6 thousand years ago

New Delhi, June 21, 2023: Secrets hidden in ancient lake sediment deposits recovered from the Indus River valley in Ladakh have helped retrace the climate since last deglaciation from 19.6 to 6.1 thousand years, paving the path towards understanding climate variation during the era. Researchers have reconstructed millennial to centennial-scale climate records from the paleolake […]

CSIR in collaboration of UT of Ladakh to start commercial cultivation of sea buckthorn berry

New Delhi, November 11, 2021: Lt. Governor Ladakh R.K. Mathur on November 3, 2021, met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and thanked the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under […]

Increasing Temperature and Low Winter Precipitation are Causing Retreat of Glaciers in Zanskar Valley

New Delhi, August 9, 2021: The Pensilungpa Glacier (PG), located in Zanskar, Ladakh, is retreating, and a recent study has attributed the retreat to an increase in the temperature and decrease in precipitation during winters. Since 2015, the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, […]