The continuous rains from 14 -17 June 2013 accompanied by cloudbursts caused grave natural disaster in the hills of Uttarakhand impacting five districts of Uttarakhand - Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag (which also has the Kedarnath Valley), Chamoli, Tehri and Pithoragarh. The tragedy having struck at the time of the Char Dhamyatra, both the locals and visiting pilgrims were impacted by the calamity. More than 1 lakh people were rescued in the ensuing rescue effort. As per official estimates as on date, 580 people have been declared dead, 5748 are missing.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) geared up to lend a helping hand to the distressed. CII had formed Special Task Forces at Uttarakhand and CII Northern Region to provide relief to the flood devastated state.
The document provides an update on the relief initiatives being carried under the aegis of the CII Foundation.