Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of sub-inspector Satish Kumar of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), who died in Tuesday's chopper crash in Uttarakhand.
Kumar belonged to Dudhwa village of Bhiwani district.
The chief minister expressed shock and grief over demise of the Indian Air Force and NDRF cop in the chopper crash on Tuesday during a rescue operation.
He also announced to give Rs 2.50 lakh to the family of 13-year-old Sagar of Bibipur Brahmna village of Karnal district who drowned in the flood waters.
Meanwhile, Krishna Mohan, additional chief secretary, revenue, said the people could contribute by crediting donations in Haryana chief minister's relief fund (Bank account no 001434003100001 with Haryana State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd, secretariat branch, Chandigarh).
He also urged people not to donate in kind to any individual. "Donations should be made only in the form of cheques or drafts through the chief minister's relief fund to avoid any malpractice," Mohan said.
He said while the Haryana team under the chairmanship of IAS officer PK Das was already in Dehradun since June 21, four teams had been constituted to coordinate the relief operation.
He said teams of the Haryana government had so far sent back 275 stranded people by road and 40 by air to their respective destinations. As many as 38 people had reached Haryana through their own arrangements.
He said according to reports 1,403 people from Haryana were in Uttarakhand. "A total of 509 are missing, 445 have reached their respective destinations and 449 are safe," Mohan said.
He said 152 people have reached Karnal and 100 have reached Sonepat. He said: "24 people have reached Ambala, 10 Bhiwani, 25 Faridabad, 15 Gurgaon and 25 have reached Hisar. Similarly, three persons have reached Jhajjar, 26 have reached Jind, one Kaithal and three Mahendragarh. Also, 11 persons have reached Palwal, 20 Panchkula, 19 Panipat, seven Rohtak and three Yamunanagar."