Tawang landslide: PM Modi sends two-member team to assess damage

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sent a two-member central team to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh which will access the damage caused by landslides.

The team will submit a report on relief and compensation package.

PM Modi. File photo. PTI

PM Modi. File photo. PTI

"The team will comprise a senior advisor in the Niti Aayog and a joint secretary from the ministry of home affairs. The prime minister has directed the team to make an assessment of the nature of relief and compensation package, after holding discussions with state and district officials and to submit a report," said a statement from the PMO.

Two landslides in Tawang district on 22 and 23 April killed at least 19 people.

Modi has already sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs.2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 each to those seriously injured.

Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Apr 26, 2016 21:41:45 IST

Also See