A study on flash floods and landslides disaster on 3rd august 2012 along Bhagirathi Valley in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand

This document provides an insight on the incidences of past disasters, and administrative, demographic, socio-economic and infra-structure perspectives of the Uttarkashi district, in Uttarakhand, India for assessing the vulnerability and capacity of the district in disaster risk reduction. It discusses the causes and consequences of the recent events (flashfloods and landslides) along with the response by various stakeholders. The report summarises the lessons learnt and recommends measures that would be useful in devising strategies for achieving disaster risk reduction.