Three valleys in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh province faced major difficulties due to no road connectivity. Numerous landslides followed within these two months.
Darma, Chaudas and Vyas valleys lie in Dharchula town, touching the China and Nepal boundary.
40 villages consisting of thousands of residents are now dependent on the government for ration in these three valleys. But other daily essential commodities have become a rarity. The crisis has led to the people of these three valleys purchasing LPG cylinders for Rs 2500-3000.
Villagers complained, due to road blocked, market goers facing difficulty in purchasing daily essentials like oil, salt, pulses, toothpaste etc,. The villagers urged the administration to supply these items through choppers.
Darma roads stretches to Chaudas and Vyas valleys. The government is seeking after food security through their ration godowns.
All total there are four ration repositories in Dugtu, Pangu, Sirdang and Gunji from where food grains are being distributed. However, the limited ration will sustain the villagers of these three valleys only for the next two months.
locals focus that they do get ration from the government, it only contains rice and wheat, and they still grapple for other essential goods. The small outlets in the villages have also reportedly run out of goods.
Government agencies like Border Roads Organisation, Public Works Department and Central Public Works Department are working continuously to reinstate road connectivity.
The landslides have harmed enormously in the three valleys and the villagers believe chances are less of things to revive to normal.
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