Need to Protect the Lonar Crater

ote: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as http://parallelspirals.blogspot.com. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on February 10, 2011 as per the time stamp. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.

Suvrat Kher writing today about the Lonar Crater on his blog, Rapid Uplift talks in the last paragraph about the need not only to protect the impact crater but also the ejecta blanket that surrounds it. The Geological Survey of India protects the impact zone itself but not the ejecta blanket which has been threatened by urbanization and agriculture in the locality of Lonar.

Khagol Vishwa has been running a Save Lonar campaign and perhaps some of the recent studies of the crater will enhance its importance and help the organisation achieve the World Heritage Site status that they are asking for Lonar.

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