Journal Article

Development of Geopark for protecting karst region of Nongkhlieh Area, Meghalaya

Sengupta, D., Dutt, S., Kharpran Daly, B.D. and Panda, S.

Record Number:
6337
Year:
2024
Journal:
Geoheritage
Pages:
1-13
Volume:
16:6
Abstract:
This article identifies the Nongkhlieh area of eastern Meghalaya as a potential site for the development of karstic geopark or karstic national park since it is the largest karst system in the state (and also one of the best karst systems of the world) showing prominent surficial and sub-surficial karstic and speleological features. ~ 200 caves are present in this area, most of which are active and also support various lifeforms and contain fossils. It is a good representative karst area with ample scope for various scientific studies, especially geology, which is essentially a field-based subject. Along with academic benefit, the creation of geopark would also help in revenue generation and local development through tourism. Protection of this area of geological wonder against the perils of mining and ignorant human activities needs immediate attention. Keywords Karstic Geopark · Sylhet Limestone · Speleology · Geoheritage · Groundwater
Times Cited:
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