Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated September 7, 2023 by Diary Times
Himachal News : Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has demanded a special package for Himachal from the Central Government on the lines of natural disasters in Bhuj in Gujarat and Kedarnath in Uttarakhand so that the disaster affected people of the state can get relief.
While talking to the journalists during his visit to the disaster affected villages of Jaisinghpur and Sulaha assembly constituencies in Kangra district, the Chief Minister said that if the Central Government does not help in this hour of disaster, then the State Government will help the poor at its own level and with the public money. Will settle down.
He also said that if necessary, the rules will be changed to resettle the displaced people.
The Chief Minister said – Now the money has come from the Centre, it is the government of the whole of India, whoever has the government or is it allocated in the budget and how is the allocation done in the budget? The state taxes, a part of it goes for disaster management. Like GST collection, income tax collection, then a part of it is budgeted for disaster relief. Every year under that budget not now.
For the last several years, an installment of one hundred and eighty crore rupees comes in July and an installment of one hundred and eighty crore rupees comes in December. It is to declare a special package, an early package, on the lines of the one announced in Kedarnath, on the lines announced in Bhuj in Gujarat, and in this way, if our government provides this type of assistance.
So, it will be our responsibility to settle all these families, we have to settle them at our own expense. The Chief Minister spoke to the affected families in Netra, Dehru and Kosari villages of Jaisinghpur Assembly Constituency. The Chief Minister promised to provide all possible assistance to these families. Gave assurance of.