Uttarkashi Disaster: Disaster Management Slack, Scientists’ Opinion Local People Stay Ready

Photo of the study report of the August disaster in Mori tehsil in Uttarkashi
18 people lost their lives in this disaster
The state had incurred a loss of 200 crores

A new report of the disaster study in Uttarkashi in August has proved that disaster management preparedness in the state is sluggish. People are also taking more losses due to their level of neglect.

In Mori Tehsil of Uttarkashi district, in August 2019, excessive rains caused by rains leading to rains caused a loss of nearly 200 crores and 18 people lost their lives. The same incident was studied by Sushil Khanduri and KS Sajwan of the Disaster Management Department. This report of these scientists has now also been published in a journal.

According to the report, Mori tehsil is in zones five and four in terms of an earthquake. The rocks here weakened due to the 1991 earthquake. Due to excessive rain, the rocks were broken down. It was found that cases of excessive rainfall have also been increasing in the region for the last few years.

Disaster Management Department Slack
The report does not directly state that disaster management preparedness was lacking. It has been suggested that early warning mechanisms should be developed in the area. There should be more weather stations and there should be complete mechanism to warn people against danger. It is clear that due to all this, the people of the area were suddenly caught in this disaster.

People are no less responsible

According to the report, apple orchards were expanded in a sensitive area. Plantation of deep roots plants should have been done here to keep the soil tight. It was also found that people built houses on the banks of ravines. The amount of debris increased due to road construction. People farmed in areas with weak hills and ignored the dangers of disaster.

Mechanism came into action after a disaster

According to the report, after the disaster, the management system provided accommodation to 410 people. A communication station could be established at Arakot and SDRF activism was visible.

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