Central team to assess flash flood damage in Himachal Pradesh
Mrs Pratibha Singh Member Parliament said that central team will be lead by Smt Veena Kumari Meena Jt Secy (PM) Ministry of home affairs with the responsibility for an on the spot assessment of the damages and landslides and cloud burst in the Himachal Pradesh during current south west monsoon of June 2013. She said that the team will consist of the representatives of the agriculture, finance, planning commission, road transport & highways, and rural development. She said that state govt will also appoint senior officer to assist the inter ministerial team. She said that state govt will be showing sector wise damages with financial loss to each sector to the central team.
Mrs Pratibha Singh Member Parliament gave the detailed version about the massive loss of life and public property to the union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and told that the magnitude and intensity of the flash floods in the state were similar to that of the Uttrakhand disaster and requested him to provide all possible assistance to the victim families who have suffered extensive damages. She told that state has gone one year back in terms of development due to the flash floods and the it has also badly affected the tourism sector as the flood occurred when the tourism season was at peak. She said that tourism season in the state was terminated in the middle of the season and it affected the tourism industries all over the state which were not even affected by the flash floods. She said that state govt needs massive investment in infrastructure sector to bring complete normalcy in the region.
Sushil Kumar Shinde assured her that centre will provide all possible assistance to the state govt in the hour of crisis and lauded the role of state govt for immediate relief and rescue operations which saved many lives and appreciated the resuce efforts launched for the trapped tourist as result of which all the trapped tourists were rescued successfully without any loss of life and property to the visiting tourist.