Kedarnath Flood of 2013

Education News | Mar-20-2021

Kedarnath Flood of 2013

In the early long stretches of June 17, 2013, a blaze flood descended upon the flooding banks of the Chorabari lake in Uttarakhand. Conveying immense measures of sediment and shakes, it annihilated lives, houses, and all the other things that came in its direction. After five years, producer Abhishek Kapoor is out with a film that recounts the tale of the staggering flood that left Uttarakhand in pieces.

Between June 13 and 17, the territory of Uttarakhand had gotten an unordinary measure of precipitation. This prompted the dissolving of the Chorabari ice sheet and the ejection of the Mandakini waterway. The floods influenced enormous pieces of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Western Nepal. The weighty precipitation caused monstrous blaze floods and avalanches bringing about the passing of occupants and sightseers just as broad harm to property. Supposedly the most exceedingly terrible hit was the Kedarnath valley famous for the eighth-century sanctuary devoted to Lord Shiva. The flood abandoned a loss of life of more than 5000. Environmentalist Chandra Prakash Kala notes in a report that "the estimated cost of harmed extensions and streets was $285 million, dam projects worth $ 30 million and misfortune to state the travel industry worth $195 million."

The upper Himalayan locales of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are hard to access because of the troublesome snow-clad territory. However, a decent number of explorers make the outing each year because of its strict locales. Uttarakhand, truth be told, has four Hindu sanctuaries — Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri — and one Sikh sanctuary — Hemkund Sahib — that acquire thousands of travelers consistently. Kala noticed that in 2011 roughly 25 million vacationers had visited the territory despite the way that the district is profoundly powerless to cataclysmic events like seismic tremors, avalanches, and glimmer floods. Verifiable records show the territory had been influenced by comparable catastrophic events back in 1893, 1968, and in 1970 when the cataclysmic effect of the flood had brought about the Chipko development.

By: Jyoti Nayak

Birla School, Pilani