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Chief minister upset with loss due to heavy rain

chandigarh Updated: Sep 12, 2014 20:03 IST
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Chief minister Virbhadra Singh is upset with the loss caused to people, government and private properties due to heavy rain during monsoon this year.

Talking to people during his tour of Bhoranj area in the district on Friday afternoon, he assured them that the state government would provide them adequate help.

Singh, who also toured Dharampur area, reached Hamirpur district late by an hour due to bad road conditions prevailing in both districts. He landed at Kanjyan helipad and from there he went to Chamboh, Bagwara, Joh, Bajroh, Khad Bazaar, Bhareri and Jahoo areas of the Bhoranj area. All these areas were badly hit by the heavy rain and flood.

He directed officers and departments concerned to provide adequate relief to people whose houses were damaged due to rainfall that also took a heavy toll of life and property.

He ordered authorities of various departments to make plans for safeguarding the government and private properties from the rain fury and said channelisation of all nullahas should be done on priority.

He also directed deputy commissioner to make immediate provision for re-habilitation. Though some relief had been given to the affected families, more relief was needed to help them.

“`78 crore has been distributed for providing immediate relief to the people who suffered loss due to rains in the state,” added Singh.

He said that he had urged the central government to provide additional relief to the state in view of the huge loss caused to roads, bridges and water supply schemes. He was hopeful that the central government would understand the gravity of the situation and release more funds to the state.

'Land will be provided to people who wish to shift'

Mandi: Chief minister Virbhadra Singh also visited flood-hit areas of Dharmpur segment in the district on Friday and said that adequate relief will be provided to the people whose houses were damaged and land washed away in rain and floods that occurred in August.

It was worth mentioning that as many as 383 families suffered losses during the floods caused due to heavy rain on August 13 and 14 and neraly12 gram panchayat bore the brunt of the fury of floods in the area.

He directed deputy commissioner Sandeep Kadam to initiate immediate provision for the re-habilitation of affected people.

The CM said adequate land will be provided to the people who want to shift from the place where their houses were completely destroyed. “Adequate forest land is available near Sari area of Dharampur sub-division and if the people of Dhardi andTanehar villages agree to shift over, then formalities of transfer of land may be taken up without delay.”