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NDTV (2006.1.21): Uttranchal village on verge of extinction

Tania Saili, Saturday, January 21, 2006 (Bakhroti)

Bakhroti in Uttranchal’s Tehri Garhwal, which was considered an ‘ideal village’ way back in 1975, is on the brink of extinction.

Perched atop a hillock, the village was once bustling with four generations of one family for the past 100 years, who re-located to the region from Almora years ago.

Surrounded by a dense forest and a three-kms tedious walk from the nearest road-head, the hamlet is now deserted. Its inhabitants have now moved to the plains in search of jobs.