Announces ex-gratia compensation to families of dead and injured
Shimla | TNR
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur paid a visit to Dhumti, near Nyugalseri, the spot of the horrific landslide, to inspect ongoing rescue operations.
Offering his sympathies to families of the dead and those missing in the disaster, he said that the government stood by them strongly in their moments of grief and would extend all possible help and support to them.
CM visits CHC
He later visited the Community Health Centre at Bhavnagar to take stock of the condition of those injured in the landslide. He ordered hospital officials to provide the best possible care to those admitted. He talked to the injured and wished them a speedy recovery.
Ex-gratia payment announced
Thakur also announced that an ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakhs would be given to all families which had lost their dear ones in the landslide.
Rs 50,000 would be given to families of those seriously injured and all injured would be treated free of cost, the Chief Minister said.
He lauded the ITBP, NDRF, CISF, the state police, and local residents of the area for the herculean rescue efforts.
A thorough geological survey of the area would be undertaken so that a permanent solution to avoid such disasters in the future can be formulated, he said.
CM issues orders
The Chief Minister issued orders to provide adequate food and accommodation for rescue teams and kin of those missing and injured.
He also ordered that all rescue operations be undertaken with a great deal of sensitivity to save a maximum number of people.
Apart from ordering free treatment for those injured, he also asked them to shift those seriously injured to the best hospitals in the state.
Transport minister Vikram Singh Thakur, disaster management department vice-chairman Randhir Sharma, Kinnaur MLA Jagat Singh Negi, state forest corporation vice-president Surat Singh Negi, ex- MLA Tejwant Negi, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Kinnaur deputy commissioner Abid Hussain, Kinnaur superintendent of police SR Rana, ITBP commandant Sunil Kandpal and NDRF in-charge Hari Om were also present during the meeting.