Time and again, it has-been emphasized that pattern of demand for S & T knowledge base should orchestrate and fulfil the requirements for acceleration of rural development in general and any specific challenge in particular. And it was with this view that a team consisting of the famous architect Shri Laurie Baker, Shri T. R. Chandra Dath, COSTFORD, Trissur, Dr. Anil P. Joshi, HESCO, Kotdwara and Shri A. K. Sharma, DST was sent by DST for visiting quake-hit villages in Uttarkashi and Tehri / Garhwal region. It was really surprising to note that conditions have not changed even after three months of the tragedy. The report from the team also suggests that the construction techniques and materials have also not changed for decades. Damage range of 30-50% is crucial and it is obvious that people there are a confused lot. It will take little longer for them to come out of trauma, tension and mental agony.