Mr. Chewang Norphel

  • 2010 Recipient, Application of Science & Technology for Rural Development Award

"Flash floods, deficient and erratic snowfall, outbreaks of pests, extended wintry conditions and delayed release of water from the glaciers and the resultant scarcity of water for sowing crops are some of the nature’s perplexing manifestations the region has been experiencing over the last two decades.

The natural and man induced factors led us to the innovation of the technology of ‘Artificial Glacier’, a technology with social, economic and environmental relevance and best suited to high altitude areas across the globe."

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