The year has been full of devastation, this many lives have been destroyed

Dehradun: The year 2021 was very bad for Uttarakhand, which was very vulnerable to disaster. Thousands of people died in the Kedarnath deluge in 2013, after which this year most people lost their lives in disasters and lost property worth thousands of crores of rupees. According to the State Operation Emergency Centre, a total of more than 300 people lost their lives and more than 61 people lost their lives in the disaster in 2021.

This year, heavy loss of life and property was caused due to floods, cloudbursts, avalanches, landslides and heavy rains. The roads in the state have suffered the most. The National Highways remained closed for several days and hundreds of villages were cut off from the district headquarters.

The Government needs to spend a budget of more than Rs.300 crores to repair these roads. More than 200 people have lost their lives in the devastating floods following the avalanche in Chamoli district on February 7, 2021. Several missing persons are yet to be traced. Heavy rains wreaked havoc in October. More than 80 people died and the property was badly damaged in the disaster.

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