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Govt with people during calamity: Yogi


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday too surveyed flood-affected Gorakhpur and Maharajgang districts in the state while meeting flood victims.

Assuring those affected by the floods at Dhani in Maharajganj and Campierganj and Sahjanwa in Gorakhpur, he said: “The Central and state governments are with the people in this hour of calamity.”

He first reached Dhani block while conducting an aerial survey of Maharajganj district. He reached the JP Inter College in Campierganj in Gorakhpur and the Murari Inter College in Sahjanwa to assess the flood damage. He also gave out relief supplies.

He said: “In this hour of unexpected flood calamity, the government is standing by every victim with full sympathy and help.”

He has been on a three-day tour to ensure that the residents of the flood-affected areas have access to all help and relief.

While interacting with the flood victims, he said: “For the first time, all of us are dealing with the tragedy of unprecedented floods. Facing the challenge of disaster firmly, all possible help is being provided to every flood-affected person. There won’t be any form of scarcity.

“Provisions have been made for ration kits in adequate numbers, and food packets are being distributed to homes where food cannot be prepared due to floods. The administration has been told to set up more boats to transport people who are entirely engulfed in flood waters to safer locations.”

Yogi said sufficient quantity of food grains and other necessary items were being distributed.

The relief materials are being given in two types of kits and include 10 kg of rice and flour each, 2 kg toor dal, half kg salt, 250 grams each of turmeric, chili and vegetable spices, 1 liter refined oil, 5 kg lai (puffed rice), 2 kg roasted gram, 1 kg jaggery, 10 biscuit packets, one packet each of matchbox and candles and two bath soaps.

Apart from this, the government is also providing 10 kg potatoes, 5 liter kerosene, two jerry cans of 5 liter capacity each and a tarpaulin sheet.

He said the officials have been directed to immediately provide a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the deceased victim’s family, assistance of up to Rs 2.5 lakh rupees in case of organ fracture and also financial assistance to the seriously injured.

“Besides, Rs 1.20 lakh has to be given to those whose houses have been damaged due to floods for its reconstruction on the lines of Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana. Assistance will also be given for partially damaged houses from the Disaster Relief Fund,” he said.

He said for the damage caused to the crops due to the floods, the administration has been directed to conduct a survey in every gram panchayat and send the compensation amount to the farmers’ accounts at the earliest.

He said a survey of animals damaged due to floods is also being conducted.

“A compensation of Rs 37,500 will be provided on the death of cattle, cow, buffalo, Rs 4,000 on the death of goat, sheep, pig, Rs 32,000 on the death of non-milk animal camel, horse, Rs 20,000 on the death of calf, donkey, pony and Rs 100 on death of a hen.”

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