Relief For Sawadi
“Almost all the 40 houses in Sawadi village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand were reduced to ashes in a major fire early morning on 16th February turning 40 families homeless overnight. Close to 100 cattle were burnt alive in the inferno” said the Times of India the next day.
Sawadi, a compact village located 200 km from the district headquarters, has its only reach through Jakhol, located about 7 km from the village. Mori, situated about 35 km from Sawadi, turns out to be the final accessible location after which, the place is completely abandoned.
A 5 hour tiresome trek leads you to Sawadi from Jakhol, with completely deserted mountains.
“Apparently, there has been no disaster management system to protect the locals from such incidents”, says a resident from Jakhol.
More than 2 months had passed since the atrocious incident took place, but the locals were still not provided with the basic necessities by the concerned authorities.
Behbood The Society took the initiative to revive the living conditions of more than 200 helpless villagers residing in Sawadi, and hence visited the village in the first week of May.
A total of 1000 Kg of ration was carried along, which included 420 kg Rice, 350 kg Wheat, 90 kg pulses, 80 kg Salt, 40 kg Sugar and other basic items such as cooking oil.
Providing 25 kg ration to each family, the distribution was done at Jakhol due to the adverse weather conditions.
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