Mayawati asks officials to take up relief work on war-footing

With a number of districts facing flood fury in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today directed the officials to carry out relief and rescue works on a war-footing.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 22:02 PM IST

Lucknow: With a number of districts facing
flood fury in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
today directed the officials to carry out relief and rescue
works on a war-footing.

Necessary arrangements in flood hit districts should
be made so that affected people could reach relief camps at
the earliest and relief materials and medical facilities
should be provided to them, Mayawati said during a high-level
meeting to review the situation.

The CM said that the state government has released
Rs 10 crore for flood relief so far and all districts had got
the required amount.

Rs two crore had been given for repair of damaged roads
and culverts. Besides, an amount of Rs 2.5 crore had been made
available to the PAC for making arrangements of 33 new
rubberised boats, motor-boats and other necessary life saving
equipment, she said.

She has also directed the officers to make special
security arrangements in flood-affected areas adding that
there was no lack of money for flood relief operations.

Mayawati said on her directives senior Cabinet Minister
Nasimuddin Siddiqui had reviewed the relief operation in
flood affected districts of Bijnor, Kanshiram Nagar, Ballia,
Gonda and Bahraich.

She had directed the senior government officers for
regular monitoring of relief and rescue works in flood-hit
areas, besides making necessary arrangements.

She directed that repair work of Charsari embankment
damaged in Parsawal village situated on the border of
Barabanki-Gonda district should be done on war-footing.

The CM directed the irrigation minister to gauge the
situation arising out of damaged embankment by immediate
aerial survey.

PTI