By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Uttarkashi, 20 Aug: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reached Arakot on Tuesday and undertook an aerial survey of the cloudburst hit areas of Makudi, Tikochi, Kiranu, Chivan, Balavat, Duchanu, Dagoli, Barnali, Gokul, Monda villages. He also interacted with the affected people of these areas.
The CM commiserated with the victims and promised all possible help. He visited the relief camp set up at the Arakot Inter College, as well as the flood hit sites. He announced that compensation would be provided under the rules to families of the deceased and those who had suffered damage to property. Rs 4 lakhs, each, would be given to the families of the deceased, while the injured would receive free treatment. Those rendered homeless would be resettled on Gram Sabha land identified by the DM.
He asked for a report to be prepared of the damage inflicted on the apple crop, the land and houses, so that compensation could be provided. The same would be done for livestock lost. He assured the people that the government stood firmly with them in their hour of trial. Rations, water, clothes, blankets and essential medicines would be provided in adequate amount by helicopters.
He pointed out that civic amenities like electricity and water supply, roads, irrigation canals, etc., had also been damaged, which would brought back on track soon. The roads would be repaired so that more supplies could be brought in.
DM Dr Ashish Chauhan reported that the rescue operation was continuing for the third day and supplies sent to the affected villages.
Present on the occasion were MP Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt, MLAs Munna Singh Chauhan, Khajan Das, Rajkumar and SP Pankaj Bhatt.