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Amit Shah reviews flood situation and relief work being undertaken in Uttarakhand

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that due to timely warning of heavy rains in Uttarakhand, damage was minimum and required arrangements were made for rescue and relief operations in time.

The Union Minister on Thursday conducted an aerial survey for about two hours of the disaster-affected areas of the state with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The Home Minister took stock of the damage caused by heavy rains in Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Almora, Champawat, Pithoragarh districts.

After this, he took an important meeting of officials at the State Guest House of Jolly Grant Airport, in which Chief Minister, Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat, Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, and all top officials were present. During this, the Disaster Management Department submitted a preliminary report of the damage caused by heavy rains.

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Talking to the media after the meeting, the Union Home Minister said that the entire administrative machinery including the state government and the relief and rescue team is working diligently. More than 3500 people are rescued. He said that all necessary arrangements have been made in the relief camps also.

The Union Minister said that a few months back, Rupees Two Hundred Fifty crore was given to the state government in advance for the disaster, due to which the work has already started.

 

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