China Needed No More: Uttarakhand Government Starts Ration Supply For Remote Villages Along Chinese Border
China Needed No More: Uttarakhand Government Starts Ration Supply For Remote Villages Along Chinese BorderA village in Uttarakhand (Maneesh Agnihotri/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

The Uttarakhand government on Sunday (14 October) started providing ration supplies by helicopter to villages along the China border which lack road access.

It was earlier reported that about 400 families were being forced to get essential supplies like salt, cooking oil, rice and wheat from China. The food supplies in the area was affected by the lack of proper road access in the rainy season.

On 11 October, High Court of Uttarakhand, responding to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), had directed the state government to provide necessary ration supplies to the villagers through helicopter within 24 hours and maintain the same till the winters are over, Hindustan Times has reported.

District Supply Officer Manoj Kumar Burman said a helicopter which flew from Dharchula took many sorties to provide 27 quintal ration and essential items to the area.

“The old natural paths used by villagers had been cut as the Border Road Organisation is constructing a road in the area. Due to this, the people in the area were facing problems for some time,” he said.

Burman said that the administration bought the necessary supplies after they received the order of the High Court but arranging helicopter for supplying the ration took some time.

He also said that more sorties will be undertaken by the helicopter to the villages within a few days.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber