Uttarakhand Chief Minister Calls On PM Narendra Modi, Informs Him About Flash Floods Damage

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Calls On PM Narendra Modi, Informs Him About Flash Floods Damage

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Calls On PM Narendra Modi. (FILE)

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and underlined the need to establish a centre for the study of glaciers and water resources in the state in view of its vulnerability to natural disasters. Mr Rawat also apprised the prime minister of the damage caused to life and property by the recent flash flood in Rishiganga river in Chamoli district and search and rescue operations conducted in the affected areas, an official release said.

Expressing his gratitude to the prime minister and the Centre for the urgency with which they extended a helping hand to the state government for dealing with the disaster, Mr Rawat said relief is being distributed among the affected people in 13 flood-hit villages on a war footing, it said.

On the artificial lake formed above Rishiganga as a result of the recent avalanche, Mr Rawat said scientists from institutions like the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and the Geological Survey of India have done an on-the-spot inspection of the site.

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