No Study Supports Global Warming Affecting Himalayas

No Study Supports Global Warming Affecting Himalayas

File Photo: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

New Delhi: No study has so far supported the theory that global warming was causing natural calamities in the Himalayan region, parliament was told on Thursday.

"There is no study reported so far, which supports the fact that many type of instances similar to natural calamities are occurring in the Himalayan region due to global warming," Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

"However, for monitoring and prediction of extreme weather events over the Himalayan region, India Meteorological Department has established state meteorological sentres at Srinagar, Shimla, Dehradun, Gangtok, Guwahati and Agartala for forecast of natural calamities like very heavy rainfall, snowfall, thunderstorm, etc.."