The State Government has demanded Rs. 991cr from the Central Government as compensation for the losses incurred on account of floods and heavy rains during this year. The demand was raised before the Central team headed by Bhagwan Shankar, Joint Secretary, Government of India in a meeting held with Chief Secretary here last evening.
The Central team was on a visit to the flood affected areas of State to assess the damages due to heavy rains in the State. The team visited Kangra, Kullu and Solan districts. Bhagwan Shankar disclosed that the state incurred heavy losses due to heavy rains and assured of apprising the Government of India about the losses so that required financial assistance could be provided to compensate the losses.
Principal Secretary, Revenue said that losses worth Rs. 1331 crore had been assessed and the State Government had demanded Rs. 991 crore from the Centre. He said that Rs. 8.47 crore for agriculture sector, Rs. 66.11 crore for horticulture and Rs. 9.73 crore grant in aid for various districts had been demanded. He said that in addition to this, Rs. 484.48 crore for maintenance and restoration works for PWD, Rs. 97.94 crore for IPH, Rs. 7.28 crore for animal husbandry department, Rs. 38.27 crore for urban development, Rs. 8.34 crore for State Electricity Board and Rs. 270.47 crore for restoration works in various districts had been demanded.