ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 3 July-September, 2013 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 

DEMYSTIFYING A HIMALAYAN TRAGEDY: STUDY OF 2013

UTTARAKHAND DISASTER

Amit Kumar
 
ABSTRACT
This paper aims to develop an in-depth perspective on what went wrong on the night of June 16, 2013 in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand: whether it was the “fury of nature” or a “man-made disaster”. The paper will also provide insights into preventive measures that may help in preparing a roadmap towards sustainable development. It will unravel the reasons behind previous disasters and study the relationship between man- made obstacles and nature’s response to it. The paper will demonstrate mutually inclusive relationship between sustainability and development and the ways to integrate the improvement of the community and environment into core development strategies. Indian state machinery’s response and preparedness vis-a-vis such disasters have also been critically analyzed.
 
KEYWORD
Chardham Yatra, Disaster management, Geographic Information System, Gross Environment Product, Himalayan Tsunami, Kedarnath, Monetary relief, Uttarakhand.
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