Northern Flood .
Looking Behind the Disaster- When , Where And Why.
A multiday cloudburst ,centered on the state of Uttarakhand which caused floods and landslide.
Do Man Need to be Guilty?
Uttarakhand disaster have been officially termed a natural calamity. However the true causes of the epic disaster is growth of tourism, unchecked rapid increase of roads, hotels, shops ,and multistory housing in ecologically fragile areas and unplanned constructions are the reasons for the landslides. Also rapid growth of hydroelectricity dams that disrupt water balances and this also triggered the action of disaster. More than 220 power and mining projects are running in 14 river valleys of Uttarakhand.
Several rivers are being diverted through tunnels for these projects leading to major disasters in the state. Deforestation is also the main reason for the landslide.
Man's Fault led to landslide.
Much More Development...
Development in Uttarakhand is much more than ecologically fragile regions can handle.
The Chardham Yatra pilgrimage, covering Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath was cancelled for 2 years to repair damaged roads and infrastructure, according to the Uttarakhand Government.
Kedaranath 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.
Entire villages and settlements such as Gaurikund and the market town of Ram Bada, a transition point to Kedarnath, have been obliterated, while the market town of Sonprayag suffered heavy damage and loss of lives.
To the Rescue
Submitted to: Neena Ma'am.