Role Of The Himalayas As The Third Pole For India's Future
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4354-4356
AbstractTo many people, the Himalayas is just like any other ordinary mountain, and to them, i t is
only an essential scenery on the earth's surface. However, a group of people holds the
mountains in high esteem as it is crucial for their survival and way of life. Those residing
on the Asian continent are an example of those who rely on the Himalayas for their
survival in the present and future (Carol, 2020).
The Himalayas is a mountain range located in Asia that acts as a barrier between
the plains found in the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan plateau (Mohita, 2015). The
range is one of the essential sceneries on earth as it homes one of the highest peaks, which
includes Mount Everest, located at the border between Nepal and China. Furthermore, the
range has over fifty mountains, which elevate over 7,200m, and this includes ten of the
fourteen 8,000 meter peaks.
The population inhabits the Himalayas consisting of over 52.7 million people, and
the population is spanning across five countries Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and
Pakistan. Thus the mountain serves several purposes to the people that reside within its
borders. The ranges are endowed with several hydrological sources, and this includes
lakes, glaciers, and rivers. Thus it serves as a source of water for its population
(Mohita, 2015). The ranges also influence the weather within its borders and, therefore,
very important for the people living in the area. Not only is it home to humans it is also a
habitat for different kinds of wild animals.
Above is just a few examples of the importance of the ranges. The following pages detail
some of the significance of the Himalayas towards the people of India. The importances
are how the ranges impact the people of India socially, economically, how it influences the
climate, among other factors (Harvey, 2019).
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