Survey report by Devendra Bahuguna on the Uttarakhand calamity

Mr Devendra Bahuguna, who has been working with Sone Ki Chidiya Federation on flood relief in Uttrakhand, has provided the following detailed report from his survey. Report was received by SKCF on 5 July 2013. The report as a Word document in zip file can be downloaded from here.

Kedarnath flash floods: Survey of a few affected villages

On the 16th-17th of June 2013 it was a frightening night not only Uttrakhand but also the rest of India. We can only guess how many people must have died in the Bhagirathi and Mandakini valleys. The least number of the deceased in the Kedarnath region can be stated to be 12 to 15 thousand.

(the grieving lady in the Add Media image above was widowed when her husband died in Kedarnath. In the facing image is her son.) 

Due to the 14 km non-moterable stretch between Gaurikund and Kedarnath, the area was a business hub for the local population who ran hotels, lodges, food-joints, various transportation systems (mules, othorses, dandi, kandi), labour, shops and many worked as priests.

(The man in the image-Lal Singh- lost two sons in the disaster and the young children lost their father(the elder son of the man)

This is a rough survey done after the tragedy in the mandakini valley. This report is but a small fraction of the damage done. Almost all the villages in Ukhimath district are affected. 

There are totally three reports: 1) General Survey, 2) Detailed report of Khumera village, 3)Report on the human deaths in the Agustmuni block.

1) General Survey

Our friends visited the affected villages and conducted a survey which you may find helpful in your plans:

 Name of village

Total

families

Popul

ation

Dead/ missing

Horses/

mules

(dead / missing)

Lodge/

hotel

Cow /buffalo

houses

Narayan koti

199

1011

1

10

2

 

 

Khumera

213

1050

8

40

15

 

 

Dhani

48

274

5

 

5

 

 

Khadiya

199

574

4

 

6

 

 

Khat

54

271

3

 

28

 

 

Dhargaon

17

84

1

 

 

 

 

Ravigaon

52

273

 

 

5

 

 

Jaamu

126

697

4

26

 

 

 

Rail

16

71

3

16

 

 

 

Kongarh

36

188

 

 

 

3

 

Bansu

146

1128

6

49

19

 

 

Kothera

32

149

 

 

2

 

 

Tyuri

99

460

3

14

3

 

 

Byung

31

149

2

 

7

 

 

Nala

257

1189

6

 

1

 

15

Dever

187

865

8

55

8

2

 

Rudrpur+Gartara

124

629

10

31

5

 

5

Tulanga

196

936

18

14

20

 

 

Lwani

54

326

21

 

 

 

 

Lamgondi

244

1175

25

 

 

 

 

Trijuginarayan+

 

235

1360

13

108

 

12

10

Tosi

 

 

7

 

 

 

4

Barasu

171

881

23

 

 

 

 

Jaal talla

79

373

20

 

 

 

 

Chilon

60

353

15

 

 

 

 

Chomasi

57

284

12

 

 

 

 

Jaal malla

84

543

17

 

 

 

 

Kotma

126

565

30

 

 

 

 

Kwiltha

62

341

 

 

 

 

 

Khonu

53

270

 

 

 

 

 

Kunjethi

72

389

9

 

 

 

 

Develi,Manigram

248

1188

54

26

 

 

54

Fallipasant

65

305

6

 

 

 

 

Lwara

237

1164

11

 

 

 

 

Nyalsu

201

1120

4

 

 

 

 

Kalimath

111

545

 

 

 

 

23

Byunkhi

77

355

 

 

 

 

 

Bedula

82

455

18

 

 

 

 

Jaggi

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Ransi

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2) Detailed report of Khumera village

This is the survey of a single village. From this we can imagine the toll the disaster had on the whole valley.  Village- Khumera, sub district-ukhimath, district-rudraprayag

Lives lost (men dead or missing)

s.no

name

Father’s name

age

Reason for going to kedarnath/guorikund.

1

Rahul

Shri Dayal Sing Rawat

19

To work in uncles shop(finished high school).

2

Arvind

Shri Dayal Sing Rawat

16

To help father in mule job(finished high school).

3

Mahendra sing

Shri ranveer sing rana

20

Went with his horses to earn(finished  high school .

4

Jetendre

Shri ramchandra rana

15

Went with horses to earn

5

Ankit

Shri dulat sing

20

Went with horses to earn

6

Anup

Shri kuvar sing negi

20

Went with horses to earn

7

Rakeshlal

Shri manori lal

35

Went with his horses to earn

8

Nitish

Shrirakesh lal

13

To help father

 

Animal loss-(horses/mules, dead or missing):

s.no

Owner’s name

No. of horses

1

Shri dil biir sing

2

2

Shri gyan sing rawat

2

3

Shri prem sing rawat

2

4

Shridayal sing rana

2

5

Shri ashok pawar

2

6

Shri ranveer sing rana

2

7

Shri dhan sing

2

8

Shri kishan sing

2

9

Shri delip sing

2

10

Shri

2

11

Shri dinesh lal

2

12

Shri rakesh lal

2

13

Shri ram lal

2

14

Shri kuar lal

2

15

Shri rahul

2

16

Shri kailash

2

17

Shri satish

2

18

Shri diwanu lal

2

19

Shri ram Prasad

2

20

Shri rajendra lal

2

 

Shop loss (with all the products)

s.no

Owner’s name

Location

1

Shri guddu lal

Kedarnath

2

Shri kishori lal

Kedarnath

3

Shri ram Prasad

Kedarnath

4

Shri ram lal

Kedarnath

5

Shri dhan sing

Kedarnath

6

Shri manik lal

Kedarnath

7

Shri bankae lal

Grur chatty

8

Shri gyan sing

Dhanur pani

9

Shri kamal sing

Jungle chatty

10

Shri jeet sing negi

Gauri kund

11

Shri mangal sing

Sonprayag

    

3) Report on the human deaths in the Agustmuni block.

Information of men from the villages under, block: Agustmuni (district: rudraprayag) who went to kedarnath/gaurikund for jobs or business and have not returned until now (28|6|13)

s.no

Dead/missing person’s name

Father’s name

age

Family members

Village

Profession

 

Mr. surendra lal

Mr. Banshee lal

45

 

kandara

Hotel in Kedarnath

 

Mr. dhani lal

Mr.Saradu

24

 

kandara

Palanquin carrier

 

Mr. ravindra lal

 

32

 

kandara

Horseman

 

Mr. jagdeep singh

Mr.Bhunglal

18

 

kandara

Labour

 

Mr. raju

Mr.Prem lal

22

 

perkandi

Mules-2

 

Mr. satyender

Mr.Asharam

45

 

Perkandi

Shop worker

 

Mr. sant lal

Mr.Gulabulal

17

4

pillu

Horse-1

 

Mr. vijay lal

Mr.Santlal

42

 

baeraun

Mules-2

 

Mr. dinesh singh

Mr.Shivraj Singh

35

5

baeraun

Hotel

 

Mr. sham lal

Mr.Gariblal

15

6

baeraun

Mules-2 ,horse-1

 

Mr. rohit

Mr.Shyamlal

37

 

baeraun

 

 

Mr. satish

Mr.Kutalulal

18

4

Baeraun

Mules-2

 

Mr. pawan

Mr.Satishlal

16

 

Dhartondla

Mules/horses

 

Mr. amit

Mr.Rakeshlal

50

5

Dhartondla

Mules

 

Mr. narayan singh

Mr.Madamlal

36

5

Dhartondla

Labour

 

Mr. mukesh

Mr.Pratap Singh

58

9

Dhartondla

Labour

 

Mr. avatar singh

Mr.Bachan Singh

17

5

Dhartondla

Hotel worker

 

Mr. guddu

Mr.Ranveer Singh

16

5

Dhartondla

Hotel worker

 

Mr. sonu

Mr.Sudarshan Singh

38

5

Dhartondla

 

 

Mr. bharat singh

Mr.Surendra Singh

12

5

Jakhot

Hotel owner

 

Mr. jas pal

Mr.Ramchandra Singh

17

3

Tewri

Horse

 

Mr. akhilesh lal

Mr.Mangledas

26

5

Arkund

Mule

 

Mr. amar deep

 

16

9

Arkund

Worker

 

Mr. sumit singh

Mr.Yogambar Singh

17

5

Kinjyani

Worker

 

Mr. mohit

Mr.Manver Singh

17

5

Dungrikeda

Worker

 

Mr. ashish

Mr.Bheem Singh

35

7

Kinjyani

Worker

 

Mr. baldeve lal

Mr.Manglelal

28

5

Kandi

Worker

 

Mr. uttam lal

Mr.Radhelal

17

 

Kandi

Laborer

 

Mr. arjun singh

Mr.Ummed Singh

46

 

Manalagaon

Labourer

 

Mr. dalveer lal

Mr.Ashalal

36

 

Bheeri

Palanquin carrier

 

Mr. balbeer lal

Mr.Ashalal

33

 

Bheeri

 

Mr. shurveerlal

Mr.Ashalal

 

 

Bheeri

 

Mr. chavi lal

Mr.Lakhmulal

48

 

Bheeri

 

Mr. sanjay lal

Mr.Chavilal

25

 

Bheeri

 

Mr. jaspal lal

Mr.Bhupalal

24

 

Bheeri

Mules

 

Mr. Digpal lal

Mr.Bhupalal

36

 

Bheeri

Mules

 

Mr. Golu

Mr.Jaspal

18

 

Bheeri

Labourer

 

Mr. Aalok

Mr.Shyamlal

 

 

Jalai

Hotel worker

 

Mr. Harish

Mr.Padmulal

 

 

Jalai

Hotel worker

 

Mr. Sunil lal

Mr.Pushkarlal

 

 

Jalai

Palanquin carrier/labour

 

Mr. Gopi lal

Mr.Puahkarlal

 

 

Jalai

 

Mr. Raghuveer lal

Mr.Puranlal

 

 

Jalai

 

Mr. Shubhash lal

Mr.Buddhilal

 

 

Jalai

 

Mr. Anoop lal

Mr.Bachulal

 

 

Jalai

 

Mr. Manmohan lal

Mr.Madan Singh Rawat

25

 

Tanlika

Hotel/shop

 

Mr. Pummi

Mr.Madan Singh Rawat

28

 

Tanlika

 

Mr. Praveen

Mr.Kuwar Singh

18

 

Tanlika

 

Mr.  Kalam Singh

Mr.Alam Singh

38

 

Gauri

 

Mr. Jaydeep Singh

 

35

 

Chonda

Palanquin carrier/labour

 

Mr. Uttam Singh

Mr.Radhelal

18

 

kandi

Mules

 

Mr. Baldev

Mr.Madanlal

18

 

Kandi

 

Mr. Santosh lal

 Mr.Udaylal

17

 

Akhdi

 

Mr. Bheem Singh

Mr.Gouralal

41

 

Jaykandi

 

Mr. Brijmohan

Mr.Shankar Singh

36

 

Jaykandi

 

Mr. Ankit Singh

Mr.Trilok Singh

16

 

Dandia,ason

hotel

 

Devendra Bahuguna

C/O  The Himalaya Trust  sub centre Masta  Guptkashi, dist. Rudraprayag

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