Uttarakhand floods: Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 10 crore aid

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh today announced a Rs 10 crore financial assistance to the Uttarakhand government for relief and rehabilitation works in the calamity-hit hill state.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams will spend another Rs 40 crore on construction of pilgrim amenities complexes at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who held a high-level review meeting in Hyderabad today with chief secretary PK Mohantry and other officials, also announced an ex gratia payment of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of Andhra Pradesh pilgrims killed in the Uttarakhand floods.

  Uttarakhand floods: Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 10 crore aid

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. Image courtesy PIB

This will be in addition to the ex gratia already announced by the Centre and other agencies, a press release from the Chief Minister's Office said.

The chief minister announced an ex gratia payment of Rs 5 lakh each, house sites at their native places and employment to the eligible kin of armed forces jawans Yadaiah and Vinayakam who were killed in terrorists' attack in Jammu-Kashmir and helicopter crash during the Uttarakhand rescue operations, respectively.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2013 20:25:27 IST