The catastrophic earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on October 8, 2005 with approx. 1,300 aftershocks injured deep into the state body resulting the public infrastructure paralyzed, private infrastructure destructed, a large scaled deaths and injuries, resulted in vacuums and created multiplied devastation.
An overwhelming response from national and international community helped the state to accommodate and compensate the losses to bring back the life in area. World biggest rescue and relief operations employing 50 helicopters intercepted the devastation and a number of donor organizations rushed to participate in relief, recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation missions on humanitarian grounds.
To harmonize, organize and structure the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Activities for effective, transparent, accountable and deliverable objectives, a state level “State Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (SERRA)”, under supervision of Federal “Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (ERRA)” was constituted to respond the devastation caused by the recent earthquake. SERRA has the overall management responsibility within the State for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation efforts.