Uttarakhand floods: CM Bahuguna asks officials to speed up relief work

Those who have been paid compensation on earlier rates be called again and given the revised amount as per current rates, the chief minister said.

hidden July 03, 2013 20:15:58 IST
Uttarakhand floods: CM Bahuguna asks officials to speed up relief work

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday directed officials to expedite relief operations in affected areas of the state and distribute compensation among flood hit people as per revised rates.

Those who have been paid compensation on earlier rates be called again and given the revised amount as per current rates, the chief minister told officials while reviewing relief efforts at Luxor in Haridwar district after his return from a tour of affected areas.

Uttarakhand floods CM Bahuguna asks officials to speed up relief work

Vijay Bahuguna. AFP

He also asked officials to carry out an elaborate survey of the flood-hit areas and prepare an estimate of the loss to property. Reviewing preparations for the upcoming Kanwariya fair in the district, Bahuguna asked officials to take all necessary steps for their smooth conduct.

The Planning Commission has sanctioned an amount of Rs 60 crore for reconstruction of damaged embankments of the Ganga in Luxor and Khanpur, he said.

Haridwar DM Nidhi Pandey said a total of 5,472 families in 166 villages of the district were affected and relief amount of Rs 1,39,07,980 have already been distributed among 2271 people.

PTI

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