On Saturday 22nd June Shri Narendra Modi travelled across parts of Uttarakhand and undertook a survey of some of the places affected by the devastating floods in the fill state. He said that there is a need for food and medicine and to rescues those stranded in the floods. He also saluted the armed forces and all those who were involved in the relief work.
Shri Modi Tweeted, “Undertook aerial survey of parts of Uttarakhand. There is a need of food, medicines and rescuing those who are stranded there.” He added, “I went to Devprayag, Tehri Dam, Badrinath, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Chamoli, Gopeshwar, Gaurikund, KedarGhati, Joshimath, Agastmuni.”
Saluting the armed forces for their efforts Shri Modi wrote on Twitter, “I salute the armed forces & all those who are courageously dedicating themselves to relief work across Uttarakhand.”
The Chief Minister also visited a relief camp in Dehradun and is heading to the relief camp set up by the Gujarat Government in Haridwar. He Tweeted, “Visited a relief camp in Dehradun. Now, I will visit relief camp set up by the Government of Gujarat in Haridwar and meet people there.”
In order to facilitate rescue operations, the Gujarat Government has undertaken several efforts. Yesterday, special flights were organized by the Government to bring back those affected in the floods. The place that brought Shri Modi to Dehradun also took back seven women to Gujarat. A high level five-member team from Gujarat is already coordinating the relief operations in the hill state. Shri Modi had announced Rs. 2 crore from the CM relief fund for flood relief operations. He also wrote a letter to the Union Railway Minister seeking special trains to facilitate return of those affected by the floods to their respective hometowns.