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HP Chief Minister visits disaster hit areas of Sujanpur constituency

During his visit to Sujanpur Constituency of Hamirpur district today, Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inspected the damages caused by the unprecedented rains and landslides and took stock of relief and rehabilitation works. In view of the heavy devastation at other places including Utpur and Kakkar, the Chief Minister directed the district administration to declare them as disaster-affected areas. The Chief Minister, after talking to the affected families, assured them of all possible help and said that the government would take adequate measures to assist them from its own resources and they should be rest assured of it.

Sh. Sukhu said that the state government has announced a special relief package, wherein provision has been made to provide ten times enhanced compensation to the affected. Earlier, the relief amount of Rs.12,500 was given for partial damage to the pucca houses and Rs.10,000 for partial damage to the kutcha houses. But in view of the loss caused due to natural calamity, the government has increased it to one lakh rupees. He said that earlier the shops and dhabas used to get financial assistance of only Rs 10,000 in lieu of goods as compensation for the damage caused, which has now been increased ten times, to rupees one lakh.

According to the new provisions, financial assistance of Rs 55,000 per animal is being given on the death of milch animals like cow and buffalo and financial assistance on the death of sheep and goat has been increased from Rs 4000 to Rs 6000. He said that after the declaration of disaster affected area, the affected families living here would be provided relief amount according to this special package.

Later, he also visited Sachuhi, Bajahar, Jol-Palahi and other areas of Sujanpur to oversee the relief and rehabilitation measures and issued necessary directions to the administration to assist the affected families

MLAs, Rajendra Rana and Ashish Sharma, Chief Minister's Political Advisor Sunil Sharma, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank President, Kuldeep Singh Pathania, Abhishek Rana, Deputy Commissioner Hemraj Bairwa, Superintendent of Police Dr. Aakriti Sharma and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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