Uttarakhand Floods

Aijaz Nazir

Two Years On, Kedarnath Flood Survivors Contend With Drying Funds, Receding Hope

Two years ago, in June 2013, Kedarnath, a pilgrimage centre cradled in the Himalayan mountains, witnessed the worst ever natural disaster to hit the state of Uttarakhand. Flash floods wiped out many villages and more than 5500 people were washed away in the gushing waters. Among these were around 60 men of village Deoli-Benigram in Rudraprayag district. Many were the sole breadwinners of their families, and left behind wives and children. Today, Deoli-Benigram is known as the village of widows.