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Himachal CM conducts aerial survey, visits flash flood-affected areas in Kangra

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur visiting areas affected by flash flood in Boh area in Shahpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district on July 13, 2021. Photo: DPT/Himachal

Shimla, July 13 (MNN) Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday took an aerial survey of areas affected by flash flood in Boh area in Shahpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district and announced Rs 4 lakh each to kin of those who died.

He also took stock of the losses suffered due to the flash flood and met the affected families in the area.

He directed the Kangra administration to take up the relief and rehabilitation work on a war footing in the affected areas in the district.

Thakur assured that every possible assistance would be provided to the affected families and their rehabilitation ensured.

Rs 4 lakh each would be provided to the families of those who died in the natural calamity and financial help to those whose houses were damaged.

The Chief Minister said that a team of National Disaster Response Force was coordinating with the district administration in rescue and relief works and all-out efforts were on to trace the missing persons.

He talked on telephone with Sirmaur Deputy Commissioner Ram Gautam and enquired about the efforts by the NDRF and district administration to rescue persons stranded on an island in Giri river in Paonta Sahib sub-division on Monday.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Health Minister Rajiv Saizal, MP Kishan Kapoor, MLA Vishal Neharia, and other high officials accompanied the Chief Minister.

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