Adityanath asks officials to trace missing people in Uttarakhand floods
(Sourced from PTI)
In a high-level meeting convened at his official residence on Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to initiate effective action in collaboration with the Uttarakhand Government to trace missing people of the state in the Uttarakhand floods, the official spokesperson said. Further, Adityanath talked to Uttarakhand's Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat assuring him of all possible help in this hour of crisis.
"The Chief Minister said that his government is committed to providing all possible help to those affected by the disaster, including its people as well as extending all possible help to the Uttarakhand Government," the spokesperson said.
The Chief Minister has directed that two officials be sent to Dehradun to coordinate with the Uttarakhand Government, besides opening a control room in the Relief Commissioner's office to help the families of those missing. He also asked to set up district-level control rooms with a helpline number in the districts whose residents are missing.
The spokesperson said, "The Chief Minister was apprised by officials that an emergency operation center has been set up at the Relief Commissioner's office at the state headquarter-level and helpline numbers have also been issued."
The State's Cane Development Minister Suresh Rana was asked by Adityanath to supervise the activities for tracing the missing and affected people in coordination with the Uttarakhand Government. "An ex-gratia of two lakh rupees will be given to the dependents of each deceased native of the state from the Chief Minister's discretionary fund besides proper treatment to those injured," the official said.
According to the official, Adityanath has directed the Home Ministry Department to contact the affected families and extend all possible help to them while specifically asking the Commissioner and IG zone of Saharanpur to work actively to trace missing people and monitor relief operations.