Himachal suffers Rs 355 crore damage this monsoon

Shimla : Damage due to excessive rains so far this season in Himachal Pradesh has been put at Rs 355 crore.

“The prolonged rains have caused a loss of Rs 355 crore.The highest is in Kangra district Rs 74 crore, followed by Kullu Rs 67 crore, Mandi Rs 65 crore and Shimla almost Rs 45 crore,” said Gulab Singh the state’s PWD minister here Friday.

“The rains have also resulted in a loss of 39 human lives,2274 cattle heads have also perished. Around 3811 houses and crops worth Rs 103 crore have been damaged,” he said.

A loss of over Rs 251 crore has been caused to public property of the PWD and IPH departments.All district commisioners and departments have been asked to prepare detailed reports due to rain by September 15.

Rs 30 crore has been released to the PWD and Rs 2.5 crore to IPH for carrying out repair works damaged infrastructure, Singh said.

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.