Shah conducts aerial survey of rain affected areas of Uttarakhand

Dehradun, October 21 (Agency)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday conducted an aerial survey to assess the damage in the areas affected by heavy rains in Uttarakhand. At the same time, the state government has said that a loss of about Rs 7,000 crore has been caused by this natural calamity.

Talking to reporters after returning to the Jolly Grant airport after surveying the affected areas in the Kumaon region, Shah said that due to the alertness of the central and state government agencies, it helped in minimizing the damage.

Relief and rescue work continues

Meanwhile, relief and rescue operations are underway in the worst-affected Kumaon region amid efforts to restore connectivity and evacuate people from vulnerable areas. Earlier, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that property worth Rs 7,000 crore has been damaged due to incessant rains for three days in the state. He said that restoring the network of damaged roads and bridges and evacuating the stranded people safely is the priority at this time.

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