Govt committed to development of tribal areas: Dhumal

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Shimla, Apr 17 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said Government is committed to the development of tribal areas and will make all preparations to deal with any flood- like situation in the Sutlej River.

Addressing a public meeting at Chagaon in tribal district of Kinnaur, he said adequate stock of essential commodities would be made in time and district administration would be put on high alert to monitor the water levels during the summer season, besides making required arrangements to warn people living on either side of the river.

The Chief Minister said taking lessons from the Sutlej floods, the state government would be taking all precautionary measures to avert any emergency arising out of any flood like situation.

Mr Dhumal said the department concerned would be directed to make adequate storage of essential commodities in the valley so that the requirement of the local people was fully met with and all out efforts would also be made to maintain the communication lines in the valley.

He said state government was committed to construct the Powari Bridge, for which adequate funds would be made available.

The Chief Minister said with the completion of Powari Bridge, Powari, Purbani and Tangling group of villages would get connected with motorable bridge and road.

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