HP : Anurag Thakur takes stock of damage caused by heavy rains in Sujanpur

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 21 (UNI) Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur on Monday visited the villages in Sujanpur assembly constituency and town to take stock of the damages caused by heavy rains, landslides, floods and water-logging.

Starting his tour from Sachuhi village situated on the border of Mandi district, Thakur took stock of the damages in Bajahar, Khairi, Jangalbari, Bagehda, Palahi.

He also visited other villages and inquired about the well-being of the affected people. After this, he also visited various wards of Sujanpur city, gram panchayat Tihra, Patlandar, Rangad, Chauri and other areas.

The Union Minister assured all possible help to the affected people.

Thakur said that provision of adequate funds will be made for relief and rehabilitation and repair works and added that the central government will come to the rescue of the state which had suffered heavy damages due to the natural calamity.

He assured the people that all sorts of help would be given to them from time to time as it was the resolve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Notably, the district of Hamirpur has suffered a loss of 419 crore rupees during the current monsoon season which is said to be one of the major losses suffered by the district since 1972 when the district was formed.

Besides, 16 persons lost their lives and seventeen others were injured due to the heavy rains and floods.

The number of cattle wealth losing their lives till date was 34, according to Deputy Commissioner Hem Raj Bairwa.

SDM Rakesh Sharma, Tahsildar Dr. Ashok Pathania, officers of other departments and officials of local bodies were also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Anurag Thakur directed the authorities of AT Bilaspur to construct houses for those who have lost them besides properties due to heavy monsoon rains.

While chairing the review meeting of damage caused by heavy rains in the district, he said that more changes will be made in the Relief Manual of the Central and State Governments to provide relief to the people from this calamity, besides a way should be found to make additional provisions in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to provide relief to these people.

He directed the administration to provide accommodation facilities to the people living in the relief camps.

In the meeting, former Chief Minister Jairam Thakur asked the administration to provide all kindsof facilities to the people living in the relief camps.

Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Abid Hussain Sadiq said so far the loss of more than Rs 189 crore has been assessed in the district. In this disaster, 12 people have died in Bilaspur district, in addition to this, 19 pucca houses have been destroyed in the district so far.

And 39 houses have been partially damaged. Apart from this, 16 kutcha houses have been fully destroyed and 211 houses have been partially damaged.

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