Uttarakhand Disaster Flood 2013

CASE STUDY

NORTH INDIA FLOOD 2013

In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides in the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.

REASONS FOR THE DISASTER

From 14 to 17 June 2013, Indian state of uttarakhand and near by are received heavy rainfall . The rainfall was was above benchmark which is above 375 percent.Due to Continuous Rain the Chorabari Glacier melted and this triggered the flooding of the Mandakini river Which led to heavy floods near Gobindghat, Kedar Dome, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand .

STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT POST TO UTTARAKHAND DEVASTATION

Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna imposed a ban on construction of houses and commercial establishments along river banks. He also announced setting up of a statutory body that shall look into the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction efforts of flood affected areas of the state.

STEPS TAKEN BY THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

  1. Assistance to the village natives in terms of food, shelter and medicines.
  2. Construction of environment friendly housing.
  3. Building of necessary infrastructure viz. schools, community medical centre etc.
  4. Temporary infrastructure viz. rope bridges, etc. followed by permanent structures.
  5. Assistance to help buy new livestock for sustainable income.
  6. Assistance to buy community owned farm equipment to help make destroyed land cultivable
  7. Introduction of new farm practices and produces like green houses, horticulture and vegetable farming.
  8. Women and child development in terms of skill based education and vocational training.