Of Lost Livelihoods and an Uncertain Future
Like any other youngster from his village, Bimal Rawat too waited eagerly for pilgrims on their way to Kedarnath. Day in and day out his job was ferrying pilgrims on his mule to this sacred place. This was Bimal’s only source of livelihood. Everything changed for Bimal on 14 June as devastating floods took away everything he had—his house, his two mules, all his other belongings and his uncle and three others who worked with him.