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Gangotri glacier has retreated by 0.15 sq km from 2007-16: Uma

Gangotri glacier retreated by 0.15 sq km between 2007 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan in a written reply said the melting of Gangotri glacier has been studied by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by taking Survey of India maps of 1962 as the base. He said that the area of Gangotri glacier was estimated as 224.42 sq km from the maps of 1962, while from 1990 onwards satellite data was used to monitor the Himalayan glaciers.
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