Gujarat Floods: Banaskantha, Patan Get Rs 1,500 Crore Relief Package

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 5, 2017

Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani has been in the flood-affected areas for the past five days for monitoring relief operations.

The state government will give Rs 1,311 crore against the crop loss and reclamation of washed soil, Rs 75 crore for power restoration, Rs 20 crore for cattle including raising shades and purchase of grass, Rs 15 crore for local business and commercial establishments and Rs 79 crore additional under different compensation against death toll of human and cattle, construction or renovation of damaged houses and purchase of home appliances.

The state government has chose to waive off all the agricultural electricity bills for three months.

Dhanera region, one of the worst affected areas, will get a special package, including financial assistance for traders, shopkeepers and hawkers.

Earlier this week, the government declared Banaskantha and Patan as disaster-affected areas.

In Banaskantha alone, 60 people have died in various rain-related incidents, the release said.

"With the prompt actions of the government, the primary and infrastructural facilities are being restored".

As many as 80,000 people have been evacuated in the last few days. He announced the relief fund on the day of his departure.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a flood-relief package of Rs 500 crore for the entire state during his visit on July 25. He also promised Rs2 lakh ex-gratia to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods and Rs50,000 to the injured.

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