Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced a special package for the state which was adversely affected by rain-related disasters. CM Sukhu-led government on Saturday announced Rs 3,500 crore for people affected in the state during the July 7 to September 30 period.
He also announced the allocation of Rs 1,000 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for the construction of retaining walls.
Aid will be given irrespective of income limit
Sukhu said aid from the special package will be given irrespective of income limit to all affected people whose houses, agricultural or any other type of land or crops have been damaged.
He said 3,500 houses were completely destroyed and 13,000 partially damaged during the period and that his government has so far spent Rs 1,850 crore from its own funds for temporary restoration of services and Rs 1,051 crore would be released soon.
(with inputs from PTI)