Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has said that he is making efforts to accelerate the setting up of the first-ever Himalayan ice-core laboratory at the Kashmir University in order to study the Himalayan glaciers. This study can help tackle the problem of receding glaciers at a time when the world is faced with climate change.
Speaking recently at the three-day Indian Geography Congress at Jammu University, Vohra said that scientific resources should be utilised for establishment of meaningful inter-institutional linkages to tackle global and local problems because of climate change.
He said that an advanced laboratory would play a beneficiary role in understanding and combating the changes because of global warming in the Himalayas.
“When the ice-core laboratory would be established, we can have a lot of information hidden in the Himalayas about the real health of glaciers. This laboratory would be of great help to understand climate change and global warming and especially the knowhow of how to save the Himalayas,” added retired Professor M.N. Koul of Geography Department of Jammu University.