UTTARKHAND FLOOD DISASTER
On June 2013
Reason for the Flood
Historical significance of places in Uttarakhand where disaster was more severe
Steps taken by the government:-
# The Air Force has deployed 13 more aircraft taking the number of aircraft for relief and rescue operations to 43.
# The Indian Air Force has deployed its heavylift Mi-26 helicopters to transport fuel and heavy equipment required by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to clear roads closed due to landslide.
# Affected districts of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi, 209 of a total of 739 mobile towers are down and they are likely to be made operational in the next 24 hours.
Steps taken by the local community
# Free ration was given to villages where connectivity has not been restored yet.
# Power bills have been waived off for affected families.
# Over 200 pilgrims and locals were evacuated from the flood-hit areas where another 680 still remained stranded.# Kerosene is also being made available to the people of affected areas on subsidised rates.