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Govt to set up helpline for Uttarakhand victims

delhi Updated: Jun 25, 2013 00:23 IST
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Delhi government on Monday launched a round-the-clock helpline number 1077 for people affected by the flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand.

This was decided at the meeting of Delhi Cabinet on Monday. “All the ministers and MLAs will contribute Rs. 10 lakh out of their MLALAD Fund in addition to their one-month salary to chief minister’s relief fund,” said chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who chaired the meet.

The Cabinet also appealed to the Delhi government officials to donate their one days’ salary towards the relief fund for the people affected by the calamity in Uttarakhand.

The cabinet also decided to increase number of Jeevan centres — the one-stop shops for various welfare schemes — will go up from existing 100 to 1,000. It was also decided to open a working women’s hostel at Rohini.

The Cabinet has also given its nod for conservation and refurbishment of a monument — Azimganj Sarai — in the premises of Delhi Zoological Park.