Chandigarh: Haryana government has sought
Rs 1369 crore in assistance from the Centre to cope with the
damage caused by recent floods in the state.
The state also asked the Centre to give liberal finance
assistance to Haryana and to revise the norms of Calamity
Relief Fund (CRF) to a "realistic" level for providing
adequate relief to flood-hit people.
Chief Secretary Urvashi Gulati, who presided a meeting of
the State Executive Committee of Disaster Management here
today, said the inter-ministerial central team, which visited
flood-affected areas of the state yesterday, was urged to
provide liberal financial assistance to Haryana and revise
norms of CRF to a realistic level.
She said Haryana government had sought a total financial
assistance of Rs 1369 crore form the Centre so that necessary
succour could be provided to flood-affected people and damaged
infrastructure could be repaired immediately in all the five
A large number of 11 KV high tension poles had fallen and
damaged and new poles would have to be erected, Gulati said.
Tubewells in Ambala and Kurukshetra districts had become
non-operational and would have to be drilled again.
Sewerage systems of the towns had also silted with the
flood water and needs to be desilted.