Natural Disaster

Uttarakhand 2013 disaster

THIS DISASTER TOOK LIVES OF MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE

REASONS FOR THE DISASTER AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND STEPS TAKEN

REASONS


MOST OF THE PARTS OF UTTARAKHAND IS COVERED BY HIGH HIMALAYAN PEAKS AND GLACIERS. A MULTI DAY CLOUDBURST AND CAUSED DEVASTATING FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES.


THE TRUE CAUSE OF THIS DISASTER IS GROWTH OF TOURISM, UNCHECKED RAPID INCREASE OF ROADS, HOTELS, SHOPS, AND MULTISTORY HOUSING IN FRAGILE AREAS ARE THE MAIN REASON FOR THIS DISASTER.


ALSO RAPID GROWTH OF HYDROELECTRICITY DAMS TRIGGERED THE ACTION OF THIS DISASTER.


DEFORESTATION IS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR OF UTTARAKHAND DISASTER WHICH CAUSE FREQUENT LANDSLIDE.




  • PLACES WHERE DISASTER WAS MORE SEVERE


KEDARNATH TEMPLE WHERE MANY DEVOTEES COME TO PRAY WAS INDUNDATED WITH WATER AND MUD FROM THE LANDSLIDE DAMAGING ITS PERIMETER.


MORE THAN 12,000 PILGRIMS WERE STRANDED AT BADRINATH WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF ALAKNANDA RIVER. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IMPACTED IS SUBSTANTIAL.


ALL PILGRIMAGE PLACES WERE DAMAGED AND PEOPLE WERE STUCK.



  • STEPS TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL COMMUNITY.


THE GOVERNMENT TOOK MAJOR STEPS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO WERE STUCK.

THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE ( NDRF ) WORKED TOGETHER FOR QUICK OPERATIONS.


SEVERAL THOUSAND SOLDIERS WERE DEPLOYED FOR RESCUE MISSIONS. HELICOPTERS WERE USED TO RESCUE PEOPLE.


LOCAL PEOPLE DISTRIBUTED FOOD AND MEDICINES TO HELP THE PILGRIMS.


PRIME MINISTER TOOK A SURVEY OF THE AFFECTED AREAS AND ANNOUNCED Rs 1000 CRORE AID PACKAGE.


UP GOVERNMENT DONATED 25 CRORE. DELHI, HARYANA MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT DONATED 10 CRORE EACH. GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT, TAMIL NADU, ODISHA AND MP 5 CRORE EACH.

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