Landslides are slippery masses of rocks, earth or debris which move by force of their own weights  down mountain slopes or river banks. Landslides are major natural disaster in hilly terrains like the Himalayas western Ghats and in the north eastern parts of the country and  destroy life and property almost perennially and cause devastating damage to transportation and communication network.

Drainage Corrections: the most important triggering mechanism for mass movements is water infiltrating into the land area during heavy rains. Hence  the natural way of preventing  this situation is by reducing water infiltration and allowing excess water to move down without hindrance. Increasing vegetation cover is the cheapest and most effective way of arresting landslides. This helps to bind the top layer of the soil with layers below, while preventing excessive water run off and soil erosion.

Hazard mapping will locate areas prone to slope failures. This will permit to identify avoidance of areas for building settlements. Awareness Generations: The public should be educated about signs that a landslide is imminent so that personal safety measures may be taken and also gathering infromation or indigenous methods used to reduce the impact.