Himachal Pradesh registers loss of 133 lives and revenue worth Rupees 850 crores



As many as 133 persons lost their lives in the monsoon season and four are still reported missing in the hill state. Moreover it has rendered a loss worth Rupees 850 crores of public and private properties and overall the  state has recorded a cumulative loss of over Rupees 787.47 crores to public properties.

Talking  to Himvani the Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Tarun Shridhar said that with one thirty three deaths the live toll is highest in Kullu district followed by twenty eight each at Chamba and Kinnuar, eleven and twelve in Sirmaur and Bilaspur 5, 6 and 7 in Shimla, Mandi and Kangra and one and two in Hamirpur and Una respectively for which the state has paid Rupees 5.32 crores at rate of Rupees four lakh each. The state also reported loss of 686 animals including cows, horses, sheep, goats, mules, buffaloes, bulls causing loss of Rupees 0.59 crores to live stock owners.

As many as 3264 structures got damaged in the rainy seasons including 424 Kuchha and Pucca houses (fully) and 1538 (partly). About 1121 caw sheds were damaged, 70 gharats (floor mill) and 111 shops were devastated causing a loss of Rupees 6.59 crores to the private property.

Loss of Rupees 404. 27 crores was caused by excessive rains, flash floods and landslides roads that belonged to the Public Works Department. Rupees 214.52 crores to IPH ( 5307 IPH scheme), Rupees 32.15 crores to Electricity, Rupees 2.55 crores to the community assets and Rupees 5.56 crores to Agriculture.

The Additional Secretary also said that state has reported highest the loss during year 2013-14. He said that the state released Rupees 96.75 crores to deputy commissioners to meet expenditure for immediate measures and relief and Rupees 162 crores to different departments for repairs and restoration. Rain caused loss of Rupees 832.67 crores during the last rainy season and Rupees 63.88 crores in winters.

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