Landslide Atlas of India

  • Recently, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released the Landslide Atlas of India.
  • A landslide is defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope.
  • This Atlas provides risk assessment in landslide locations during the period of 1998-2022 and covers vulnerable regions in 17 states and 02 UTs of India in the Himalayas and Western Ghats.
    • Top 5 districts based on their exposure to landslide: Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal (Uttarakhand), Thrissur (Kerala), Rajouri (J&K), and Palakkad (Kerala).