New agency to revive flood-hit Uttarakhand: Bahuguna

  • IANS, Dehradun
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  • Updated: Jul 01, 2013 16:03 IST

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.

"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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