Initiatives and achievements in the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

Desertification is one of the most serious problems facing the world today. Large tracts of the dry areas that cover more than one third of the earth?s crust are being degraded or are in the process of degradation, posing serious threats to environment. These areas also include the most severe category of the deserts known as The Cold Deserts lying mostly in the mountainous regions of the world. Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Laddakh in Jammu & Kashmir have such areas those need to be worked upon scientifically.