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Melting of glaciers is natural process and cannot be controlled


  • However, melting of glaciers does increase the risks related to glacier hazards. 
  • This information was given by Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
  • He said melting glaciers have significant impact on water resources of Himalayan rivers due to change in glacier basin hydrology, downstream water budget, impact on hydropower plants due to variation in discharge, flash flood and sedimentation.