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CM inspects flood affected areas of Champawat

Wednesday, 10 JULY 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted an aerial and on the ground inspection of the flood affected areas of Tanakpur and Banbasa of Champawat district on Tuesday.

He met the people affected by flash floods and heard their grievances. He directed the Kumaon commissioner and the Champawat district magistrate to assess the damage caused by excessive rainfall in the district and provide compensation to affected families.

The CM visited Sailanigoth and Sharda Ghat areas where he  interacted with the people affected by water logging and assured them that the government is committed to help them. He also conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of the district and then gave necessary instructions to the officials.He directed officers to make immediate arrangements for draining of water from the waterlogged areas.

The CM also directed the NHPC officials to release water in the river only after issuing an alert.
Dhami assured that a budget will be provided for a permanent solution to the problem of water logging in Tanakpur and Banbasa. He directed the irrigation department to prepare a comprehensive action plan for the diversion of Kirora drain, so that the water from the drain does not go to the populated areas.

He directed the officials of the Public Works Department to remove debris and boulders from the roads.
The Champawat DM Navneet Pandey informed the CM that due to heavy rains in the district one person died while two buildings were completely damaged. The rain triggered disaster partially damaged 42 houses while 17 cows and 43 goats were killed in the district. The DM further informed that the families affected by water logging in Tanakpur and  Banbasa area have been shifted to relief camps and other places.

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