385 Uttarakhand villages at risk
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday permitted Rs 2.38 crore for the relocation of 5 villages out of over 385 located in disaster-prone belts of 12 districts within the hill state that are awaiting a shift to safer areas.
According to an earlier examine carried out by the state, the whole course of might price a whopping Rs 10,000 crore.
A most of 129 villages are in Pithoragarh district adopted by 62 in Uttarkashi, 61 in Chamoli, 42 in Bageshwar, 33 in Tehri, 26 in Pauri, 14 in Rudraprayag, 10 in Champawat, 9 in Almora, six in Nainital, two in Dehradun and one in Udham Singh Nagar.
Orders had been issued on Thursday for relocation of the 5 villages in districts of Tehri, Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Bageshwar and the funds had been permitted. The funds had been allotted for home building, a ‘gaushala’ and in addition a relocation allowance.
The concern of relocation has as soon as once more gained momentum within the state after the pure calamity at Raini and Tapovan. Former CM Harish Rawat met CM Trivendra Singh Rawat and appealed for the relocation of such villages to safer places.
In July 2020, landslide had broken six homes and farming fields of Dhapa village in Munsyari. Though no lack of life was reported, 52 out of 136 households had been affected.