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New agency to revive flood-hit Uttarakhand: Bahuguna

IANS  Dehradun, July 01, 2013
First Published: 15:58 IST(1/7/2013) | Last Updated: 16:03 IST(1/7/2013)

Announcing measures for the revival of Uttarakhand after last month's devastating flood, chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday said a new agency will be created for the task.

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"An Uttarakhand rehabilitation and reconstruction authority will be established to decide planning and development of the state," Bahuguna said addressing a press conference in Dehradun.

He said the government would be providing free rations to all those affected by the flood and villages which have been cut-off due to roads being washed away will receive supplies for a month.

He also thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for "staying in touch with us and promising all assistance from the Centre".

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