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CM Vijay Rupani announces 1,500 crore for flood-hit Banaskantha, Patan

CM Vijay Rupani has announced a Rs 1,500 crore relief and rehabilitation package for flood-hit Banaskantha and Patan districts.

After his five days visit to flood affected areas, the CM said special allocation of funds would be made for Dhanera, which was the worst affected.

“A district-level Independence Day programme will be held in Dhanera on August 15 to expedite cleanliness drive,” he said.

According to officials, Rs 1,311 crore will be spent on rejuvenating the eroded agriculture land, Rs 20 crore on assistance against death of animals, Rs 15 crore on assistance against shops and trade, and Rs 79 crore on various revenue department schemes in the two flood-affected districts of north Gujarat.

The government will waive electricity bills of about Rs75 crore in the affected areas for three months.

“Despite heavy rains in Banaskantha and Patan, damage was averted because of alertness by the administration. As a preventive action, 29,739 persons in Banaskantha and 38,863 in Patan were shifted,” he said.

As many as 80,000 people have been evacuated in the last few days.

Modi has announced a relief package of Rs500 crore under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

He also promised Rs2 lakh ex-gratia to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods and Rs50,000 to the injured.

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