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“Snowfall has decreased which has affected farming. There is more rainfall than snowfall now. People have started making cement houses because the heavy rainfall washes away the mud houses. Glaciers are melting. We do not get enough drinking water because of the lack of snowfall. Barley was the major crop in Spiti but now potato and peas have taken over and are quite profitable. Apples and dry fruits were not grown in Spiti valley but now they have started and people are earning good money from horticulture.”

  Name: Tenzin Bodh
Occupation: Student, Tour Guide
Location: Kaza, Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
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