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Himachal Pradesh suffered losses of nearly Rs 1,200 crore during monsoon season: CM Thakur

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Shimla, Sep 6 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh has suffered losses of around Rs 1,200 crores in rain-related incidents during the ongoing monsoon season, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Friday. Interacting with members of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), constituted by the Union Home Ministry, Thakur urged them to properly present the case of the losses before the Centre so that the state can get adequate funding for relief and restoration works. The IMCT, headed by Sanjeev Kumar Jindal, Joint Secretary, Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, is on a four-day visit to the state to assess the situation in the wake of cloudbursts, flash floods and landslides. Being a hilly state, the monsoon has caused severe damage to public and private properties, and the cost of construction and restoration is also higher than in the plains, the chief minister said. The other officials in the IMCT are Finance Ministry's Department of Expenditure Director Thanglemlian, Water Resources Ministry Director O P Gupta, Superintendent Engineer-cum-Regional Officer in Road Transport and Highways Ministry Vipnesh Sharma, Under Secretary in Ministry of Rural Development Shailendra Kumar and Director in Power Ministry Sunil Jain. In a meeting with the IMCT, Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi asked the Public Works, Rural Development, Irrigation and Public Health and other departments to work out an action plan to avoid heavy damage to human lives and property in the future by making improvement to infrastructure. PTI DJI IJT

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