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Webinar on ‘landslide susceptibility of Kohima town’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/3/2021 12:52:39 PM IST

Department of geology, Model Christian College (MCC) conducted a live national webinar on March 26 under the topic, “landslide susceptibility of Kohima town, Nagaland”. Professor, department of geology, Nagaland University (NU) Dr. GT Thong was the resource person.

Dr. GT Thong spoke on taking heuristic approach on the slope stability as well as the drainage density of the state capital, Kohima. Thong observed that people were in a rush to buy and put up buildings anywhere, regardless of the quality of the land which put many lives in danger.

Geology students have the responsibility to create the awareness on such hazards he said, while encouraging the participants to opt for eco-friendly technology and to adopt indigenous practices wherever applicable.

Earlier, the programme was led by Renbeni Tsopoe while the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Akano Yokha. Altogether, 170 participants from various institutions across the country participated in the webinar.

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