Torrential rainfall and consequent flood in Uttarakhand have proved to be very disastrous for the state as it has destroyed the life and living of the people. According to the official records, around 52 people have lost their lives due to the natural calamity and the rescue operation is in process.
Water has accumulated on roads making it seem like a pond and the markets have also drowned in the flooded water. Water has started draining from Mountainous regions. However, the water is still flooded in the plain areas. Communication is disrupted in the state and people are now facing shortage of food also.
In order to travel to one place from other, people either have to walk through the accumulated water or have to put their cars on Tractors and then cross the path. Teams of NDRF have been deployed in the state and they have rescued around 1300 people. According tot he official data, many people are still missing.
CM pushkar Singh Dhami has approved 10 crore rupees to each DM for rescue operations and has approved Rs 4lakh compensation each to those who have lost their lives.
Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand has been started once again and the pilgrims can now visit Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Weather department had earlier predicted heavy rainfall in the state from October 17-19. Keeping in mind the safety of pilgrims, the Char Dham Yatra was temporarily stopped by the government on October 18,2021.