Dharasu: It has been four days since heavy rains battered Uttarakhand, triggering landslides and flash floods. The death toll has reached 34. Seventy villages remain cut off from the Uttarkashi district headquarters.
An estimated 20,000 people have been affected. Around 3,000 pilgrims on the Chardham yatra are still stranded. It hasn't rained for two days in a row. This is expected to boost relief operations as well as open up the route.
Food packets are being airdropped. But relief hasn't reached a number of villages because of the difficult terrain.
Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna is likely to meet the Prime Minister on Tuesday, he has demanded a Rs 600-crore relief package for the affected region.