The Uttarakhand CM said that a meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee, which is likely to be held in Delhi this month would finalize the plan for the reconstruction of the flood-ravaged areas of the hill state on the basis of the GSI report. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads the said sub-committee.
Vijay Bahuguna was talking to reporters at Guptkashi in Rudraprayag district, where he had accompanied Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on a tour of some of the worst-affected areas following the flash flood calamity in June in the state.
The Uttarakhand CM met a delegation of those who lost their property in the flash floods and assured them that the government is looking to extend suitable compensation to all.
He also said that a compensation package is being readied for those whose shops were destroyed in the flash flood while hotel and taxi operators, too, were to be given attention.
Meanwhile, talking about cyclone 'Phailin,’ which tore through the country's east coast on Saturday, Vijay Bahuguna said that had a system existed which could warn them about cloudbursts, Uttarakhand could have vastly limited the damage caused by the June calamity in the state.
Advance notifications by weather officials had led to mass evacuations in the eastern coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh which helped in minimizing the loss of human lives in cyclone 'Phailin.’


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