Personnel of all major paramilitary forces have decided to donate their one day’s salary, amounting to more than Rs. 40 crore, towards relief operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand.

While the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel will donate from their salary, the Border Security Force (BSF) has decided to adopt disaster-hit villages in the hill State apart from offering monetary help.

The CRPF personnel are giving their one day salary amounting to over Rs.18 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, while the CISF’s contribution would be around Rs.10 crore.

The BSF will donate the one-day salary of the entire force personnel to the Uttarakhand Relief Fund. BSF Director General Subhash Joshi will soon hand over Rs.10 crore to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna as an immediate relief measure forresidents of the flood-affected areas of the state, an official release said.

The BSF will also adopt five villages affected by the natural calamity and spend Rs.1 crore in each of these villages besides assisting in relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction of these villages on a long-term basis. As a special gesture, the BSF has also decided to give Rs.5 lakh each to the Uttarakhand Police and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel who lost their lives while carrying out the relief and recue operations.

The BSF has also planned special pre-recruitment training camps at its Doiwala campus near Dehradun for inhabitants of the disaster-hit areas.

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