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Large scale disaster struck due to the cloud bursts and heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand, thousands of pilgrims on Char Dham Yatra and local population were severely affected.  THDC INDIA LIMITED has taken the initiative and has come forward to extend help and assistance to the affected persons.  A disaster relief camp at Mechanical Workshop at Koti Colony, Tehri is organized from 19th June 2013 onwards.   In this camp more than 10,000 pilgrims who were stranded at Guptkashi and nearby places and evacuated via Tehri, were provided food and medical assistance including medicines.  Food packets were distributed to Pilgrims who were in a hurry to move to Rishikesh.  Arrangements for their stay were made in the camp.  Further, 05 buses, 10 light vehicles and 04 water tankers were provided to the District Administration to rescue the pilgrims stranded at different locations.  THDCIL also helped the administration in clearing the heavy landslide by deputing heavy earthmoving equipments for smooth passage of the pilgrims and the local populace. Moreover, 1,400 litres of milk was also provided to the District Administration for distribution to the affected villages and pilgrims stranded at Ghansali, district Tehri.  Pilgrims who availed the facility at the relief camp appreciated the arrangements of THDCIL in organizing such a massive relieve camp since they were without food and medical facilities for the last 4 to 5 days.  The Administration also appreciated the help and relief provided by THDCIL in such a grave situation.

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