Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, urged the visiting Central Study Team to help state get full compensation of Rs. 1270 crore from the National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) for the damages and losses caused due to cloud bursts, heavy rains and floods during the month of August all over the state. He was interacting with the visiting Central Study Team headed by Shri A.K.Yadav, Joint Secretary (Coord & PG) Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Chief Minister said that 98 human lives and 3,087 cattle heads were perished in the recent rainy season, which included 52 lives at Ghanvi due to cloud burst, damaged 1,12,982 hectares of agriculture and 66,748 horticulture land, caused immense damage to the government property and infrastructure, besides disrupting the normal life all over the state.
He said that although the state government had already taken precautionary measures and made preparations to deal with any such eventuality during the rainy season which helped in saving a number of precious human lives and damage to property.
He said that despite all such preparations the state had suffered heavy losses which besides invaluable human lives amount to Rs. 1270 crore in terms of money.