Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur (File Photo/ANI)
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur (File Photo/ANI)

State suffers losses of around Rs 1,200 cr during monsoon: Jai Ram Thakur

ANI | Updated: Sep 06, 2019 21:48 IST

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sept 6 (ANI): Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said that the state has suffered losses of around Rs 1,200 crore during the current monsoon season as per the initial assessment.
Thakur was interacting with the members of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) today, which is on a four-day visit to the State for on-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of cloud burst, flash floods and landslides during the monsoon.
The Chief Minister urged the IMCT team for properly presenting the case of losses to Himachal Pradesh before the Centre so that State could get the adequate amount for taking up relief and restoration works.
"Being a hilly State, the monsoon causes great damages to the public and private properties and the cost of construction and restoration was also high than the plain areas," said Thakur.
The Central team is being led by Joint Secretary, Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs Sanjeev Kumar Jindal. Other members of the team include Director, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance Thanglemlian, Director, Department of Agriculture Bipul Kumar Srivastava, Director Ministry of Water Resources O.P. Gupta, Superintendent Engineer, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Vipnesh Sharma, Under Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development Shailendra Kumar and Assistant Director, Ministry of Power, CEA, Sewa Bhawan, New Delhi Vikram Thorat.
Principal Secretary, Revenue Onkar Sharma, Director-cum-Special Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management D.C Rana and other senior officers were also present on the occasion among others. (ANI)