Landslide in Didihat tehsil of Pithoragarh district in Kumaun Himalaya

  • Rahul Negi Department of Geology, L.S.M. Govt. P.G. College Pithoragarh-262 502, Uttarakhand, India
  • R. A. Singh Govt. Degree College Gururabanj-263 623, Almora, Uttarakhand, India
Keywords: Landslide, Rainfall, Causes, Mitigation, Uttarakhand, Himalaya


The mountainous region of Uttarakhand state is more affected during rainy season every year due to landslide disaster. Presently, landslides have been analyzed at two places (L1 and L2) under Didihat tehsil of Pithoragarh District. Landslide at location-1 in the area started in the year 2013, after this the area of landslide expanded continuously every year, and landslide at location-2 occurred on 19 August 2020. Both these landslides have become very vulnerable and buildings present above their crowns part are in danger condition. An artificial lake is also being created from the collected debris materials in the Charma Gad of the landslide at location-1. The present study describes the landslide incidents and causes at two places located in the area, and their mitigation measures have also been suggested for the affected places.