Uttarakhand flood affects millions
The Uttarakhand flood struck the state in June 2013 leaving it completely destroyed. Studies show that heavy continuous rainfall centered on Uttarakhand melted the Chorabori Glacier triggering the flooding of the Mandakini river. This led to heavy floods near Gobindghat, Kedar Dome, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, Western Nepal and acute rainfall near Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Tibet. The mountains of Uttarakhand are fragile and new and therefore crumbled under the high intensity rainfall. This caused multiple landslides to occur. Rapid increase in the number of hydroelectricity dams in these fragile areas led to the disruption of water balance.
Constructions carried out without necessary precautions collapsed and caused huge losses both in property and human life.
Now, about a year later, Uttarakhand is still shaken up but is slowly and steadily rising to to its former glory.