Jan 30, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) investigations on recent landslides have revealed that 90 percent of the reported cases have been activated due to man-made causes. Haphazard steepening of slopes for housing and other construction have been identified as the cause for a majority of the slides.
Based on the findings, the NBRO is set to issue new guidelines for development, construction and human settlement activities in landslide prone areas. The NBRO is preparing landslide hazard zonation maps in 10 districts identified as having landslide prone areas.