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India’s Disaster Vulnerability and Response

India’s Disaster Vulnerability and Response In what could be seen as the worst disaster involving thousands of pilgrims and locals in the hilly state of Uttarakhand in North India, heavy rains and cloud burst from 15-17 June 2013 exposed vulnerability of India to natural disasters due to human failures and inefficiencies. While, details of the disaster have been elaborately covered in the mainstream media, some of the factors that led to the tragedy need elaboration. Uttarakhand has some of the most revered destinations for religious tourism, Char Dham of Gangotri, Yamnotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath apart from the Sikh shrine of Hemkunt Sahib. All these are accessible through roads and tracks build on steep mountain sides passing along river banks. There have been past instances of h...
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