Ficci constitutes task force to rebuild Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 17:54

New Delhi: Industry body Ficci on Monday said it has constituted a task force aiming to rehabilitate flood-ravaged Uttarakhand by building affordable houses, imparting skill training to the state`s youth and providing clean drinking water.

The districts of Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand have been battered by heavy rains and flash floods, causing huge losses to property, livestock and farm land.

"Ficci has constituted a Task Force for Uttarakhand Disaster Rehabilitation chaired by Sudha Pillai, Former Member Secretary, Planning Commission," a release said.

Under the initiative, Ficci is helping build 100 temporary housing units and 200 permanent houses. Construction of 100 houses has already begun in areas identified jointly with the state government, it said.

The business chamber also proposes to train 5,000 youth across the state in partnership with ILO (International Labour Organisation), L&T as well as other vocational training providers.

Besides, Ficci along with the Ministry of Rural Development is also exploring Ajeevika Skills Development Programme for skills training of youth.

Moreover, the chamber will also assist in creation of Uttarakhand Disaster Management Portal with cloud sourcing capabilities. This is an in-kind contribution of NIIT-GIS Ltd (Esri India) for the benefit of stakeholders and will be available in the public domain, it said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 17:54

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