Cong demands compensation and resettlement of disaster affected
A delegation led by PCC President meets Chief Secretary Om Prakash
A delegation of Uttarakhand Congress party led by Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Pritam Singh met the chief secretary (CS), Om Prakash on Tuesday and demanded that adequate compensation should be paid to the people affected by the natural disaster. The Congress leaders also demanded that the disaster affected people should be resettled properly. The PCC president said that heavy rains have created havoc in many areas of the state and have resulted in loss of life and property. He said that despite advance warning by the meteorology department, the disaster management and mitigation department had not taken any precautionary measures. Drawing the attention of CS on the disaster in Dharchula of Pithoragarh district triggered by the heavy rains on July 20 and natural disaster in Tanga and Gaila villages of Munsiyari, the PCC president said that five persons lost their lives while nine reported missing. Whole of the Munsiyari area is cut off from headquarters due to heavy rains due to which relief and rescue operations cannot be undertaken. Pritam Singh said that an atmosphere of fear prevails among the people of the state due to these incidents. He said that people residing in disaster prone areas should be shifted to safer places. The PCC president also raised the issue of Dehradun city where many colonies have been affected by floods.
The delegation demanded that a sum of Rs 10 lakh should be paid to the next of kin of the people killed in the natural disaster and a sum of Rs five lakh should be provided to every affected family. The Vice President of the Uttarakhand Congress Surya Kant Dhasmana, state general secretary Rajendra Shah, Bhuwan Kapdi, Mahanagar president Lal Chand Sharma, Girish Puneda and Jodh Singh Rawat accompanied the PCC president.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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