Chandigarh: The Haryana Government on Tuesday sent a consignment of 11,000 tents to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand as a part of the relief supplies to help those affected by the natural calamity in the hilly state.
The tents have been sent by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on the demand of the Uttarakhand Government and the tents would reach there by this evening, an official release said here.
The release said that according to the reports received from control room set up by Haryana Government in Chandigarh, out of the total 1,044 pilgrims from the state stranded in Uttarakhand, 385 have safely reached their homes today by this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Chandigarh, today sent six trucks containing eatables, medicines and water bottles as relief material to the flood-affected people in Uttarakhand.
A team of officials of the Red Cross and Engineering Department of Chandigarh Administration will deliver the relief material.
The Haryana Secretariat Service Officers` Association has decided to donate one day`s salary of its members to Chief Minister`s Relief Fund, the Association`s President, Ramesh Gaba said.
The officers of the Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development department have also decided to contribute one day`s salary towards relief and rescue measures in the hill state.