"There is nothing left in Kedarnath now except the temple." A busy pilgrimage until the flashfloods, Kedarnath today has turned into a virtual ghost town. Foul smell and smoke from funeral pyres pervade.
Harsil sector, which includes Kedarnath, Badrinath are the worst affected areas. Kedarnath has been cleared, but people from upper areas are reaching there. Another 500 people are expected to be rescued today.
The bodies, the officer said, are severely decomposed. Police teams are also collecting items like wallets, cell phones, slippers, shoes, bags and other items from near each body for identification by the relatives.
After the floods ravaged the state, the Ministry had expected Bahuguna’s office to inform them that he would cancel the trip, but as of Wednesday they had not received any word to that effect. Therefore the Ministry has gone ahead and cleared the trip.
We mahek organisation ,we are in field of public toilets .The city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in India has undergone metamorphic changes over the years, because of the rapid population growth and changing character of the city’s economy and socioeconomic composition. The challenges involved in providing basic services, particularly adequate housing and related infrastructure, are enormous.
Sanitation especially poses daunting challenges since more than half of the city’s population of 13 million, that is, 6.3 million people, live in some 2,000 densely populated slum settlements. In these slum settlements, residents have to largely depend on public toilets provided by the government. These sanitation facilities are poorly maintained for the most part, and thus cause serious public health and environmental risks for the entire population of the city.
An estimated one in 20 people in these slum settlements are compelled to perform daily ablutions and relieve themselves in open areas. Insecurity of tenure, complex land ownership patterns, technical problems, and other constraints pose formidable obstacles to strategies and programs that aim to address the problem.