Slope Instability and its Related Problems: A Case Study of South Hlimen Landslide

Slope Instability and its Related Problems: A Case Study of South Hlimen Landslide

ABSTRACT

Landslide is a general term for a wide variety of down slope movements of earth materials that result in the perceptible downward and outward movement of soil, rock and vegetation under the influence if gravity. Landslides in the hilly terrains occur in varying magnitude and frequency causing heavy damage to human property and life. Moreover, frequent road blocks leads to disruption of communication network. Besides, geoenvironment of the region is also adversely affected and is at constant danger as its different facets are regularly degrading. About 80% of all the landslides in different parts of the world are the result of anthropogenic factor. The present study with reference to slope instability of South Hlimen landslide is a case study which includes the geological structures that enhance the vulnerability of the soil to slide down and the consequences or its effect, the preventive and mitigation measures.

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