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Virbhadra Singh urges Central Govt for monetary help for restoration

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 14:58

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday sought monetary aid from the Central Government for the relief and restoration work in the rain-ravaged areas of his state.

Virbhadra Singh claimed that public property -- excluding state properties -- worth rupees 2,575 crores has been damaged.

He said, "We have demanded from the Central Government immediate release of rupees 1,000 crore for relief and restoration work in the rain-ravaged areas of the state."

The floods, which were caused by heavy pre-monsoon rains, swept away lands of the farmers and caused heavy damage to the crops in some areas of Himachal Pradesh.

Virbhadra Singh had earlier this week met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and sought a financial relief of Rs1, 000 crore.

He also asked the Defence Ministry to formulate a long-term plan for the strengthening the highway from Wangtu to Kaurik in Kinnaur.


First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 14:57
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