ANI Photo | Himachal CM expresses gratitute to Assam govt for donating Rs 10 cr towards ‘Aapda Rahat Kosh’

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (File photo/ANI)

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], September 27 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday expressed his gratitude towards the Assam government for donating Rs 10 crore towards ‘Aapda Rahat Kosh’, which aims to provide disaster relief and support to the people affected by the monsoon fury in the state, according to an official statement. 
“This amount will be helpful in providing relief to the suffering families,” CM Sukhu said. 
The Chief Minister also appealed to the people and organisations to extend donations towards the Aapda Rahat Kosh so that the same can be utilized to get normalcy back on track in the disaster-hit state, the statement read. 
Earlier on Sunday, two students of the Loreto Convent Tara Hall in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla, Aahana Verma and Jiya Verma donated Rs 10,229 and Rs 9,806 respectively by presenting their ‘Gullaks’ to State Chief Minister Sukhu. 
It is worth mentioning that Himachal Pradesh has witnessed a catastrophe this year with the monsoon causing massive infrastructural damage and claiming several lives.
According to officials, the current monsoon season has claimed the lives of 400 individuals in rain-related incidents and caused damage to more than 13,000 houses.
Incessant rains in Himachal Pradesh have led to multiple landslides and cloudbursts in several places.
Last week, the Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed a resolution demanding the Union government to declare destruction caused by recent heavy rains in the state as a “national disaster.” 
Earlier on September 18, the Himachal Pradesh government moved a resolution in the state assembly recommending the central government to declare the destructions caused by heavy rains in the state during the monsoon season this year a “national disaster.”
According to state officials, Himachal Pradesh has incurred a loss of Rs. 12000 crores in the rain-induced calamities during the monsoon this year so far

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