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Rs 5.22 cr additional relief to flood-affected districts

Posted on Aug 04, 09:50PM | UNI

Additional interim relief of Rs 5.22 crore has been provided to flood-affected districts in Madhya Pradesh so far.

Of this, Rs 10 lakh has been allocated to Sidhi, Rs 40 lakh to Indore, Rs 1.80 crore to Sehore, Rs 10 lakh to Burhanpur, Rs 60 lakh to Harda, Rs one crore to Dewas, Rs 15 lakh to Katni, Rs 20 lakh to Khargone, Rs 25 lakh to Hoshangabad, Rs 12 lakh to Seoni and Rs 50 lakh allocated to Vidisha, an official release said.

The government has already made available Rs five crore as advance allocation for flood-relief at the rate of Rs 10 lakh per district.

Besides, Rs 46 lakh has been made available to four districts for purchasing flood relief material and motor boats. Of this, Rs 10 lakh was made available to Sehore, Rs 13 lakh to Vidisha, Rs eight lakh to Jabalpur and Rs 15 lakh to Raisen.

Similarly, Rs 50 lakh was provided to districts for buying relief material and repairs of motor boats at the rate of Rs one lakh per district.

So far, floods have claimed 15 lives and 245 cattle heads besides damaging houses etc. Due to rains/floods, four persons died in Hoshangabad, three each in Ujjain and Dewas, two in Damoh and one each in Sehore, Betul and Dhar districts.

As many as 239 and six cattle heads perished in Sehore and Dewas districts respectively. Damage to houses and crops is being assessed. Flood relief camps have also been opened in Hoshangabad, Sehore, Dewas and other districts.