Uttarakhand disaster

By sheldon

Floods

after the flood ,Uttarakhand was completely destroyed. Uttarakhand was a beautiful place with mountains and forests.the ganges and yamuna originated from the glaciers of uttarakhand.Uttarakhand was also well known as the land of gods.the badrinath.kedarnath,gangotri and the yamunotri temples

Reasons that caused the disaster (man made reasons)

More than 220 power and mining projects are running in 14 river valleys in Uttarakhand.Several rivers are being diverted through tunnels for these projects leading to major disasters in the state.Deforestation is also one of the most important factor of the Uttarakhand disaster,which cause frequent landslides.Rapid growth of hydroelectricity dams that disrupt water balances also triggered the action of the disaster.

Importance of uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a very important state of india in religious activities.consisting of the four major temples in india, it also makes uttarakhand a very important state in hindu pilgrimage.the shiva sculpture in uttarakhand is one of the biggest religious sculptures in india.the sculpture was completely submerged under water during the flood,this proves how big the flood was.

STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT AFTER THE FLOOD.

The army,navy,air force,the indo-tibetan border police,border security force,national disaster response force,public works department and local administrations worked together for quick rescue operations.several thousand soilders were deployed for the rescue operations.from 17 to 30 june 2013,theIAF airlifted a total of 18,424 people,flying a total of 2,137 and dropping a total of 3,36,930 kg of relief material and equipment.the prime minister of india took an aerial survey of the affected areas and announced 1000 crore aid package.several state announced financial assistance,uttar pradesh government 25 crore,haryana,maharashtra and delhi governments 10 crores each and governments of tamil nadu,odisha,gujarat,madhya pradesh and chattisgarh 5 crores each.the US ambassador to india extended a financial help of USD 150,000 through the UNITED STATES AGENCY,US