16 Aug 2012

Chief Minister visited several disaster hit areas

Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said that those whose houses had been damaged would be given additional compensation amount from Relief Fund which would be equal to the amount set in the norms. He said that a team would be formed to conduct survey of damaged houses. The affected families would be given Rs. 2,000 per month for six months for house rent.
Chief Minister visited several disaster hit areas on Thursday and apprised them about the relief fund given to them so far Tiloth, Joshiyada and Gangori
and met the affected families, enquir. At Gangori, the people presented details of loss acquired due to calamity and urged him to provide all possible assistance to them. Mr. Bahuguna stating that the Government was with them in the hour of distress assured to provide all possible help. He said that not a single affected family would be left without a relief. He said that additional amount equal to that given as per the Centre's norms would be provided to them from Chief Minister Relief Fund. He told them that immediate relief amount had been increased to Rs. 5,400 from Rs, 2,700. Pointing out that the commercial institutions were not covered under Centre's relief norms, he said the State Government would talk with the banks to provide loans to them and arrange for the subsidy.
Chief Minister Bahuguna directed the officers present on the occasion to expedite repair of roads, bridges so that people stranded in far flung areas could be reached.
Earlier Mr. Bahuguna reached Bhatwadi by helicopter and interacted with the affected people and assured them of all help. He directed the District Magistrate to organize camp and disburse relief amount to the affected people at the earliest.
Mr. Bahuguna later attended Janta Milan at PWD Guest House and listen to the grievances of the people. He said that the estimation of loss stood at Rs. 600 crore which was expected to increase. He said that those people left with damaged houses were being given Rs. 1 lakh each as House Grant. All those who had contributed in construction and repair works of roads and bridges would be felicitated by the Government. Mr. Bahuguna even announced to provide financial assistance to the families of Nepali labourers who lost their lives in the deluge from CM Relief Fund. He also expressed his grief over the death of BRO Captain and assured of all possible help from State Government's side to his family. Mr. Bahuguna said that a team from the Centre would assess the damage caused in the calamity and appropriate fund sought from the Centre. He urged the affected people to take only uncooked foodgrains and cash from any social organizations providing relief materials and not to accept cooked food.
Chief Minister was accompanied by area MLA Vijay Sajwan, Principal Secretary Disaster Om Prakash, District Magistrate Dr. R Rajesh Kumar, SP Rajiv Swarup and other officers.

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