Haryana govt sends 11,000 tents to Uttarakhand

Chandigarh, June 25: The Haryana Government today sent a consignment of 11,000 tents to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand as a part of the relief supplies to help those affected by the natural calamity in the hilly state.

The tents have been sent by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on the demand of the Uttarakhand Government and the tents would reach there by this evening, an official release said here.

The release said that according to the reports received from control room set up by Haryana Government in Chandigarh, out of the total 1,044 pilgrims from the state stranded in Uttarakhand, 385 have safely reached their homes today by this afternoon.

Food distributed during rescue

Earlier today, Assam Governor J B Patnaik donated his one month's salary to the Uttarakhand Disaster Relief Fund. Patnaik, who is currently in New Delhi, has made the contribution for the victims of the flood-ravaged Himalayan state, an official said.

Earlier, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with his ministers, parliamentary secretaries and Congress MLAs had announced their decision to donate one month's salary for the cause.

Assam government has also announced financial assistance of Rs one crore to Uttarakhand government for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people.


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