Union Government Inter-ministerial team likely to visit Himachal to access the loss due to torrential rain

One week after the torrential rain has wreak havoc in the state and caused the devastating loss of more than 55 lives and damaged 9000 houses state did not get any major relief package or assistance from the center.

According to the State government communique an Inter-ministerial team is likely to visit Himachal Pradesh on July 18 and it would visit flood, flashflood, cloud burst, and landslides-affected areas of the state.

A nodal officer was deployed by the government to facilitate the central team from July 18 to 22 this was confirmed on Monday by Chief Secretary Parbhodh Saxena in a communique issued today.

It is worthwhile to mention that the state recorded an estimated loss to the tune of Rs 4417 Cr death of 118 people, and 350 livestock, and washing down and damaging of 1500 roads including Bilaspur Manali and Kalka-Solan four lanes, 16 bridges, and 900 houses and 350 cowsheds.

The State Government said that the Centre government was urged to assist the state as devastation has been caused beyond repair and it would take one year to normalize the situation.

Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu informed media persons on Saturday that stated has got Rs 186.5 Crore as the first advance installment of the NDRF annual fund but it was due allocation under central contingency plans.

Mr. Sukhu said that the government has released Rs 50 Crore to purchase heavy machinery for Public Works Department owing to the disaster caused by the torrential rain.

The state government conducted a safe rescue of 75000 Tourist from Himachal Pradesh but, Roads, water supply scheme and power supply schemes and loss renders private and public property massive and the government loss estimate jumped by Rs 700 Crore to Rs 4417 Crore n Five days of monsoon fury from July 7 to 10 in the state, State government figures indicate.

IMD had issued an alert of  Moderate to heavy rain at one or two places in Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul Spiti, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una in the next 3 hours

Currently, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi Una, Bilaspur, Solan, Hamirpur, and Bilaspur are under red alert. 

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