The District Administration of Mandi has requested the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi to conduct an urgent survey of Tarna Hills, which have shown signs of vulnerability during the ongoing monsoon season.
The hills, situated at an altitude of 300 feet above sea level, are home to a dense population and are renowned for their historic Hindu shrines built in the Nagari architectural style. However, the hills have recently experienced sinking ground and structural damages to homes, raising concerns about their stability.
The Deputy Commissioner of Mandi, Arindam Chaudhary, has written to the Registrar of IIT Mandi, requesting that a team of experts be dispatched to the hills to conduct a thorough survey. The survey will assess the stability of the hills, identify the factors that are causing the vulnerability, and recommend measures to mitigate the risks.
The Administration is committed to taking all necessary steps to protect the people and heritage of Tarna Hills. The IIT Mandi survey is an important step in this effort.
The survey is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. The Administration will then review the recommendations and take the necessary action to safeguard the hills.