UDHAMPUR: To assess the situation arisen due to incessant rains and landslides, the Minister for Planning and Development, Labour & Employment, Ajay Sadhotra accompanied by MLC, Davinder Rana today conducted an extensive tour of Saddal, Panjar in tehsil Panchari of Udhampur district here today.
The Minister expressed grief over the loss of lives and property due to heavy rain in the district. He extended his sympathy to the bereaved families who lost nears and dears due to floods and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall.
Sadhotra assured all possible help from the Government to calamity victims to overcome the difficulties and provide relief to the affected families.
The Minister asked the DDC to gear up the pace of rehabilitation works in these area so that affected families will not suffer more and will recoup from the calamity soon. He directed the concerned departments to step up efforts for early restoration of essential services besides prioritizing repair of vital utilities.
He also said that government would take all necessary measures for providing relief to the flood or landslide hit families. He directed the administration to shift the affected people to safer shelters.
Later, the Minister for Planning and Development, Labour & Employment, Ajay Sadhotra and MLC, Davinder Rana also interacted with the affected families of landslide hit areas in the Panchari tehsil.
Earlier, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Mrs. Yasha presenting a brief in the flood and landslide situation and damages caused to infrastructure and privates properties besides loss of human lives and relief.
The DDC informed that as per the latest reports as many as 27 dead bodies still missing in the recently landslide at Saddal and adjoining areas.
Among others, Senior Superintendent of Police, Suleman Choudhary, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Mr. N.S. Jamwal and senior officers of the district were also present on the occasion.
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