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Home Minister Amit Shah to conduct aerial survey as situation worsens

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit flood-hit Uttarakhand on Wednesday to take stock of the situation arising in the state due to incessant rain. 

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for all DMs as relief fund so that they make all arrangements immediately. At least 46 people have died in Uttarakhand in a span of three days, from October 17 to October 19 due to heavy downpours and floods in the state. 

“The Union Minister will hold review meetings and take stock of the situation in Uttarakhand,” news agency ANI reported, quoting sources. The Union Home Minister will also conduct an aerial survey in Uttarakhand on Thursday, ANI said, quoting sources. 

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced Rs 10 crore for all District Magistrates as a relief fund to help in rescue efforts while he also said that Rs 4 lakhs will be given as compensation to families who have lost someone due to incessant rains and flooding in different parts of the state. 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Uttarakhand is witnessing extremely heavy rainfall as a result of interaction between a Western Disturbance (WD) and a low-pressure area over Madhya Pradesh. 

WD is a storm that originates over the Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea and the Black Sea and then it moves eastwards towards north India, the IMD said.

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Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com

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