Pithoragarh, January 23
Residents of Namik village, which is a remote village of the district and situated in Munsiyari subdivision, are compelled to carry essential goods for daily use from a distance of 12 km from towns of Bageshwar district on foot. The only road which links their village to the rest of the district was damaged in last Friday’s snowfall in the area.

“Due to the heavy snowfall on the day, electricity supply has also remained disconnected in the village as poles linked with a 50 KV power project of UREDA have been uprooted out," said Tulsi Devi, gram pradhan of the village.
According to the gram pradhan, satellite phones, the only means of communication in the village, have also not been functioning since January 17, making it difficult for villagers to communicate with the outside world. “The 120 families living in the village are also facing acute water problem as water pipes have been frozen due to heavy deposits of snow. The road from Namik to Nachni market, which is the only way to the market of the village, has been covered under 5 feet of snow at several places. The villagers will soon face ration crisis,” said the gram pradhan. 

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