"My primary concern is that my entire economy rests on tourism and now it is gone. People are scared to visit the state," Bahuguna said while addressing a conference.

He said the mid-June incident happened in Kedarnath area but tourists number have fallen drastically in Dehradun, Nainital and Mussorie too. "The entire road around Kedarnath is gone and 78 villages are yet to be connected with power," he added.

The Chief Minister said that of the Rs130 crore claims of damage to person and property, about Rs 120 crore has been distributed adding that the temple area has been cleared priests will start puja from September 11 in Kedarnath.

The Chief Minister demanded permission for alternate mode of transport like ropeways in the hilly state if roads get snapped due to landslides.


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