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Sikkim flash floods: Union MoS Ajay Kumar Mishra discusses recovery, restoration efforts with CM Prem Tamang

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Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 9, 2023 12:19:19 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Ministry of Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra on Sunday held a high-level meeting with the Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang and took stock of the situation following the flash flood in the state.

The primary agenda of the meeting was to deliberate on the recovery and restoration efforts in the aftermath of the recent flood crisis, which has affected the state.

Both leaders held comprehensive discussions, examining the immediate and long-term strategies to address the current situation. The discussion was focused on the coordination of resources, relief assistance, and support to expedite the rescue and recovery work.

Ajay Mishra reaffirmed the commitment of the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah to collaborate closely with the State Government to ensure swift and effective recovery.

The Chief Minister of Sikkim expressed gratitude towards the Centre for the prompt response and expressed commitment to work in tandem with the Central Government to expedite the recovery and restoration work.

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), both leaders reiterated their resolve to work tirelessly to restore normalcy and extend support to those affected by the recent floods.

"Mishra also visited disaster-affected areas in Naga in Mangan district. He provided assurance of relief and assistance to the affected citizens, emphasizing that the Prime Minister is continuously monitoring the situation," MHA said in a release.

"The Union MoS underscored the urgent need to prioritize the rescue and relief efforts for individuals stranded in isolated areas," it added.

Meanwhile, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) continued to conduct search and rescue operations at Chungtham town near the Teesta hydropower project in Mangan district today."One body was recovered from a tunnel. A log bridge has been made across the Teesta River for the movement of the people," the release stated further.

Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), one team each at Rangpo in Pakyong district and at Singtam in Gangtok district, are also conducting search and rescue operations. Meanwhile, two more teams of NDRF have reached Chungtham and are carrying out search and rescue operations. (ANI)

 
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