Dehradun: Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will take stock of the flood situation on Thursday and conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas in Uttarakhand.
Shah had reached Uttarakhand last evening to take stock of the situation arising out of incessant rains. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami welcomed him at the Dehradun airport. “Union ministers will hold a review meeting and take stock of the situation in Uttarakhand,” sources close to the developments were quoted as saying by ANI.
Sources said Shah will also conduct an aerial survey of the state on Thursday.
State unit vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party Devendra Bhasin said, “At 9.45 am on Thursday, he (Shah) will leave with CM Pushkar Singh Dhami to conduct an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of the state.” .
According to the state’s Natural Calamity Incident Report, 52 people have died due to rain-related incidents in the past one week. At least 17 people are reported missing.
After conducting the aerial survey, the Union Home Minister will leave for Delhi from the airport at around 1 pm in an Air Force plane.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has already announced all district magistrates to help in relief works in the form of relief funds, while he also said that 4 lakh will be given to the families who lost someone due to incessant rains and floods. Rs. will be given as compensation. different parts of the state.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the interaction between a Western Disturbance (WD) over Uttarakhand and a low pressure area over Madhya Pradesh is resulting in extremely heavy rainfall.