In June 2013, a calamitous cloudburst over three days, resulted in substantial loss of lives, property and livelihoods in Uttarakhand. The estimated losses were in the tune of approximately Rs 3000 crores, leading to an urgent need of intensive rebuilding in the state. Though immediate relief was provided in the subsequent months, a long-term plan was required for more impactful rebuilding. Supported by the IDFC Foundation, the Government of Uttarakhand has since set-up Corporate & Civil Society Partnership for Action (CPACT), for facilitating shared and coordinated action of state agencies, corporate and civil society organizations towards reconstruction of affected areas and rehabilitation of victims.
As part of the CPACT team, I created content in the form of written stories, video blogs, on ground reports and articles to showcase the progress of rebuilding and restoration work along with stories of personal courage and fortitude.