Uttarakhand floods :
Disaster natural but damage man made ?
The Kedarnath temple itself was not damaged, its base was inundated with water, mud and boulders from the landslide, damaging its perimeter. Many hotels, rest houses and shops around the temple in Kedarnath township were destroyed, resulting in several casualties.
Several state governments announced financial assistance, with Uttar Pradesh pledging 250 million (US$4.2 million),The governments of Haryana,Maharashtra and Delhi 100 million (US$1.7 million) each, the governments of Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh 50 million (US$830,000) each. The US Ambassador to India extended a financial help of USD $150,000 and will provide further financial aid of USD $75,000.