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When tackling landslide slope stabilization and erosion control can be efficient and eco-friendly


We held a short course on our all-round solutions at the offices of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

SJVNL is a joint venture between Government of India (GOI) and the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GOHP) and is fast emerging as a major power player in the country. The firm cooperated with us to organize the short course to share our knowledge and expertise.

During this course we covered advanced economical and effective solutions to rockfall and slope instability problems. The conversation revolved around all aspects that can arise when dealing with these types of challenges in India’s hilly terrain. One of our environmental solutions experts, Mr. Rudra Budhbhatti, led the technical presentation, highlighting some of the demanding projects we have carried out in critical terrain and the solutions that were proposed.

He explained in detail about a major on-going project taking place in the dynamic terrain of the Himalayas at Uttarakhand. The Helang stretch of this project is made up of unstable rock mass units with un-favourable dipping on the hilly side. Improper drainage measures, climatic changes and erosion caused by a flowing river coupled with a monsoon had resulted in catastrophe thereby blocking the roads and threatening lives. We took the initiative and provided all-round solutions both on the hill and in the valley, taking into consideration the drainage measures and continuous monitoring of the solutions that were offered.

Another classic project, of Sapthashrungi Gad in the western part of India, was also presented to demonstrate the benefits of our rockfall protection solutions from technological, commercial and eco-friendly points of view. At this site, a dynamic rock fall barrier of 5000KJ energy was installed using a helicopter as the site was inaccessible otherwise.

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