Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at New Delhi today.The Chief Minister requested for additional special central assistance from the Centre Government for accelerating the pace of asset creation and restoration in order to restore normalcy in the state.
Sh. Sukhu apprised her about the huge destruction to roads, bridges, water supply schemes, irrigation schemes, educational and health institutions, public and private assets, livestock and human losses during the recent floods in Himachal Pradesh. He said that an estimate of losses of about Rs. 8000 crore has been assessed.
He said that the state government undertook relief and restoration operations out of its own meagre resources which were insufficient to bring the state's infrastructure back on track. He urged for support and assistance from the Centre.
The Union Minister assured of all possible support.Chief Secretary, Prabodh Saxena and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Bharat Khera were also present in the meeting.