300 affected families have been provided relief in flood-ravaged districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts
Flash floods in June 2013 have devastated many
villages of Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, and
Pithoragarh districts in Uttarakhand. Many people are
dead and thousands are still missing and presumed dead.
Thousands of homes have been damaged and washed
away. Damage to agriculture fields has taken away the
source of livelihood and food security of many people.Three
hundred families were provided relief by July 15 through
this partnership. The villages covered are Kharadi, Gould,
Phuldar in Uttarakashi district, Pandukeshwar, Pinola,
Ghat and Govindghat in Chamoli district, and Silli in
Rudraprayag district In Uttarkashi district, 171 families
from three villages were given assistance; in Chamoli
district it was 82 families from four villages; and the figure
was 47 from one village in Rudraprayag district.
Care Today Fund committed Rs 15 lakh and initiated
relief efforts in partnership with Save the Children.
The relief package consisted of a food basket comprising
30 kg rice, 5 kg lentils, 10 kg wheat flour, 2 kg sugar,
3 litres cooking oil, 1 kg salt, and mixed masalas, Hygiene
kits included a bucket with lid, a mug, toothpaste, six toothbrushes,
washing soap, bathing soap, a jug, two tarpaulin
sheets and two blankets per family.
After the completion of relief work, the daunting task of
rebuilding damaged houses, social infrastructure and livelihood
will begin. Depending on the quantum of donations
received, Care Today Fund proposes to first rebuild houses
of the poorest, and repair and rebuild social infrastructure
such as hospitals and schools. The executive director of
Care Today Fund has visited the floods affected areas to
understand the scope and possibilities.
In such difficult times, Care Today Fund appeals to all
concerned citizens to join hands and assist in rebuilding
flood ravaged Uttarakhand.