Chief Secretary Shri A K Shrivastava accompanied by State Relief Commissioner Smt. Ambika Pradhan called on Honorable Governor Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan on 20th September.

Chief Secretary Shri A K Shrivastava accompanied by State Relief Commissioner Smt. Ambika Pradhan called on Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan on 20th September.

 

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Chief Secretary Shri A K Shrivastava accompanied by State Relief Commissioner Smt. Ambika Pradhan called on Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan this evening for providing updates on the disaster that struck on 16th September evening at two villages of Yuksam block in West Sikkim.

The Chief Secretary also submitted the report sent to the government by West District Collector on the extent of damage caused by the landslide and status of rescue and rehabilitation initiated by the district administration and State government. The Chief Secretary also briefed the Hon’ble Governor on the rehabilitation of displaced families both on short term and long term basis by the State Government.

Hon’ble Governor expressed his concern on the status of villagers currently accommodated at relief camp at YUKSAM following the calamity triggered by incessant rainfall and enquired about the facilities and amenities being provided in the relief camp. He  stressed on the need to implement effective and efficient rehabilitation measures since the rescue process is over including relocating the habitation at the suitable place.

As an immediate relief, Hon’ble Governor announced to contribute in Chief Minister Relief Fund and despatch the relief material such as blankets, packaged food items, and mats for providing succour to the distressed families. He also expressed his deep sadness and grief on the loss of life of one elderly lady on the said calamity.                            

Deputy Secretary(PR) to Governor                                                                                                                     

Raj Bhavan, 20th September 2019.