Uttarakhand Government Announces Aid Of Rs. 4 Lakh To Family Of Deceased In Dharchula Tragedy

Chief Minister Dhami visits disaster-affected village to take stock of relief and rescue measures

On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of the state, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, reached the disaster affected area village Jumma of Dharchula, the border tehsil of Pithoragarh district, took stock of the damage caused by heavy rains in the area, and met the disaster-affected people and inquired about their condition. During this, he also took stock of the rescue work being carried out in Jumma’s Jamuni Tok to search for missing persons from the disaster. During this, he took stock of the damage by conducting an aerial survey of the disaster-affected area. He was located in Elagad of Jumma.

In the SSB camp, meeting the disaster affected people of Jumma’s Jamuni and Sirauyar Tok and expressing their condolences.

The Chief Minister said that the state government stands with him in this hour of grief. During this, a check of financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh per deceased was provided to the affected families. The Chief Minister said that an additional amount of Rs. 1 lakh would also be provided to the family of the deceased from the Chief Minister’s Financial Assistance Fund. He assured the disaster victims that the government stood by them in this hour of grief. All possible help will be given to them.

After this, after reaching the Chief Minister’s Tourist Residence, Dharchula, met the local people and listened to their problems. Earlier, while expressing condolences to the deceased persons in the incident of disaster in Jumma, a silence of 2 minutes was observed for the peace of their souls. After this, he met the disaster victims family of No village (Tarkot), Malli Bazar of Dharchula Nagar and gave necessary instructions to the District Magistrate, talking about helping them in every possible way. He said that security works would be done by conducting geological examination of the area. During this he also listened to the problems of the regional people. He also announced the construction of a security wall in Baram’s Gogoi to prevent soil erosion. He said that the government stands with the affected in the hour of grief. All possible help will be given. The Chief Minister said that heli service has been increased in the area for the next one month. It will be extended further if required. He said that efforts are also on to make the air service smooth from Pithoragarh. He said that action would be taken from the government to approve the proposal of Rs 42 crore prepared by the Irrigation Department for the construction of embankment on the banks of Dharchula Kali river.

In his address, the Chief Minister said that it is our priority to open the damaged roads closed by the disaster at the earliest. He said that food grains have been supplied for three months in the area, where there will be shortage of food grains, food grains will be transported by helicopter in those areas. He said that doctors would be deployed in the area. Appreciating the District Magistrate and his entire team for the prompt work done by the administration during the disaster, he said that the Disaster Department is working 24 hours a day.

The Chief Minister said that India is the first country in the world where maximum number of vaccinations are being done. He said that the corona has reduced but has not ended. It is an appeal to all the people that they must comply with the Kovid rules. He said that 100 percent covid vaccination would be done in the state in the next four months. 20 lakh vaccines have been made available to Uttarakhand from the Centre. The Chief Minister said that all the officers should make sure that the works are simplified and resolved quickly so that people do not have to come to the tehsil, district and state level to solve the problems of the lower level. He said that arrangements for safety and rehabilitation would be made after conducting geological examination of the disaster affected areas.

In his address, the Chief Minister said that security works would be done in Gwal village of Dharchula. Funds will be given for protection of land erosion of Vyas Khotila. He said that whatever the government is announcing, it is definitely being implemented on the ground. During this, regional MP Ajay Tamta said that the government is with the disaster affected in this hour of grief. All possible help will be given to them.

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