Abstract: The District Magistrate Srinagar granted permission for carrying out blasting of a massive rock which had skidded as a result of a rock fall into the house of Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Lone of Gagribal (Srinagar). The massive rock has a size of an apartment building which had fallen off the famous Takht-i-Sulaiman hill. Many perched boulders, massive rock cliffs are critically balanced on the slope with repose angle more than 70 0. The controlled blasting operation was carried out under the prescribed norms and rules. All precautionary measures were taken into considerations to ensure that no damage is caused to the adjacent houses in the neighborhoods. This paper discusses the management issues involved as a post disaster management activity for relieving the public grievance and discomfort as a result of the said rock fall.
Keywords: Rock fall, Takht-i-Sulaiman hill, Controlled Blasting