Manmohan donates Rs. 50,000 for Leh’s cloudburst victims

The President and Prime Minister donated Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 50,000 respectively for the rehabilitation of the devastating cloudburst in Leh

September 01, 2010 12:49 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 09:30 pm IST - New Delhi

Rescue and relief work being carried out in Leh after the devastating flash floods triggered by cloudbursts. File Photo

Rescue and relief work being carried out in Leh after the devastating flash floods triggered by cloudbursts. File Photo

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has donated Rs. 50,000 for rehabilitation of victims of the devastating cloudburst that hit Leh last month.

Dr. Singh had visited the region recently and had announced a Rs. 125 crore relief packaged for cloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the next two-and-a-half months.

President Pratibha Patil has donated Rs. 1 lakh from her personal fund to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for rehabilitation of the cloudburst victims.

The cloudburst on the intervening night of August 5 and 6, led to flash floods and mudslides which claimed over 175 lives and injured about 400 people, besides causing widespread damage to public and private property.

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