Chandra said the earlier the UP government had sent a list of 1564 missing people and with today’s list the number had gone up to 2098.
The principal secretary (home) RM Srivastava in a statement said that the government had been making all efforts to trace the missing people. He said the list of missing people had also been sent to concerned districts for verification. He said number of missing people was rising everyday.
Immediately after the natural calamity hit Uttrakhand, the state government had constituted a cell under home department to collect data of missing people from all over the state. Srivastava said names had been crosschecked before being sent to Uttrakhand government.