Pashmina goats perishing in heavy snow on Indian frontier

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-PHOTO TAKEN 22AUG02- Indian nomad Sonan Stobgeus inspects his Pashmina goat at Taglang La in the La..Jammu, India, Feb 22 – Thousands of Pashmina goats may have perished in recent heavy snowfall around the nomadic areas of Changthang on the Sino-Indian frontier of the Ladakh region, officials said on Friday. The area is a production hub for the finest quality of Pashmina (Kashmir) wool in India and is used in manufacturing of popular Kashmiri shawls sold across the world. "We have no information of several places in the area. Many places are still snowbound and inaccessible. There is no communication link with them", said Tsering Samphel, a former lawmaker from the region. …

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