& UTTARAKHAND A DISASTER INSIGHTS FROM INTERVENTIONS
Limited Perception • Perception based on limited intervention in • Relief provision of 200 Tonnes to 6550 households from 209 villages in the four districts of Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag and Chamoli • Health Care Provision through 06 Mobile Medical Units catering to 14773 beneficiaries ( 5996 Males + 8777 Female) in 42 Panchayats of 03 districts • Livelihoods interventionsthrough Institutions of Poor covering 600 households of 12 villages in 06 Panchayats in Kedarghati area.
Response Coverage • 4 districts • 209villages • 200 tonnes of relief • 6,780 households • 800 village health camps • 60,000 population
to Private sector support warehousing…
to transportation… RTO Dehra Dun helped.
to distribution… Local Volunteers
The DRR Uttarakhand Vulnerability lessons • Unmitigated Risk = Disasters The ecology and the geography of UK are known to be sensitive, Himalayas a young group of mountains. There would be Cloud bursts (global climate change), land slides and washed away resources • Vulnerability Risk Population is highly vulnerable to shocks – Unprepared without access to Social/Health/Skill/Economic capacities • Unaddressed Vulnerability + Natural Phenomenon ≡ Uninvited Disasters Each day is a disaster – People are living in it, while we may call it “resilience” – it is the problem of TINA
Capacities • Emphasis of Government and Community – Tourism Centric – Six month of work with a six month struggle. • Low levels – Subsistence level Agriculture/ Horticulture / Livelihoods - Linkages • Skills at Basic – Communication Rudimentary • Caste dynamics brushed away • New Infra Projects – Development & Disaster
In the hope of a better tomorrow Thank you