Declare Uttarakhand calamity-hit state: Assembly resolution

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 01:29

Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand Legislative
Assembly today passed a resolution calling on the Centre to
declare the state as calamity-affected in the wake of havoc
wrought by incessant rains.

The state also sought a package of Rs 21,000 crore
from the Centre for relief and rehabilitation measures.

During an 8-hour discussion, Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhiryal Nishank said heavy rains had wreaked havoc in the
state killing 170 people.

As he was making a statement in the House on the
devastation caused by rains, Congress and BSP members trooped
into the well saying the government had completely failed to
deal with the situation.

Rejecting the charge, Nishank said the government
machinery was working on a war-footing finishing repair work
on 496 damaged roads.

He said an amount of Rs 21 crore had already been
provided to each of the 13 districts for relief work.
The House observed a two-minute silence in memory of
those killed in torrential rains.

-PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 01:29

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