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Chhattisgarh to give 10,000 solar lamps for J-K flood victims

The govt has also decided to send electric transformers and other electrical equipments, he said in his tweets.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
Updated: September 12, 2014 5:06:07 pm
Flood triggered by heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir has claimed over 200 lives so far and left thousands homeless. Flood triggered by heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir has claimed over 200 lives so far and left thousands homeless.

Chhattisgarh government will send 10,000 solar lamps, electric transformers and other equipments to help flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Today in the meeting of Chhattisgarh State Renewal Energy Development Agency, State government has decided to send 10,000 solar lamps for flood relief operations in J-K,” Chief Minister Raman Singh said.

CREDA has been constituted under the Department of Energy, Chhattisgarh to implement various schemes pertaining to renewable energy sources and energy conservation activities.

The government has also decided to send electric transformers and other electrical equipments, he said in his tweets. “I urge all to come forward for helping flood affected in J-K,” Singh said. The chief minister has also decided to send rice worth Rs five crore for the flood affected people from the state, known for high production of the crop. He has also given Rs five crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund to help the calamity-hit people.

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Singh also announced to donate his one-day salary to the relief fund and appealed all govt officers and employees to donate their one day salary to J-K relief fund.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had on Monday announced Rs five crore assistance to the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“I appeal to all citizens of MP to come forward and contribute to the relief effort in J-K. As countrymen we shall stand firmly together,” Chouhan had said on twitter.

Flood triggered by heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir has claimed over 200 lives so far and left thousands homeless. The flood has also caused extensive damage to road, rail and telecommunication infrastructure in the state.

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