Himachal seeks ₹200 crore aid from Centre to meet loss in recent floods: CM

August 24, 2018 08:43 pm | Updated 08:45 pm IST - Shimla

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The Himachal Pradesh government has requested the Centre for at least ₹200 crore as financial aid to meet the huge loss caused by the recent floods in the state, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.

Mr. Thakur said this while replying to discussion on recent floods under call attention motion on second day of the Monsoon Session in the state Assembly.

He said 35 people were killed during the monsoon rains in the state and the state had to bear a loss of ₹990 crore as several roads, water and power supply were damaged.

The state government had already provided ₹230 crore to different departments and affected districts against the estimate loss of ₹990.54 crore.

Ex HP CM donates ₹20 lakh for flood relief

BJP leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar has donated ₹20 lakh for flood relief.

“I have donated ₹10 lakh to PM relief fund as a help to the flood affected areas of India. The amount includes my pay for the month and MP fund,” the BJP MP from Kangra constituency said in a press release on Friday.

The release said that Mr. Kumar has also donated ₹10 lakh to HP government as help for flood relief.

He said that the floods are devastating this year, but the only relief is that public is coming forward in large number to help the sufferers.

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