Andhra Pradesh govt announces Rs 50 cr aid to U'khand

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Hyderabad, June 30: The Andhra Pradesh government announced Rs 50 crore for relief works in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and for construction of four pilgrim amenities centres.

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy announced that Rs.10 crore would be given to Uttarakhand government for rescue and relief works.

Another Rs.40 crore will be spent through Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) for construction of pilgrim amenities complexes, said a statement from the chief minister's office.

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The complexes will be built at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunothri and Gangotri at a cost of Rs.10 crore each.

The TTD, which manages the affairs of the famous Tirumala temple at Tirupati, was asked to work out proposals for construction of pilgrim amenities complexes.

The chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh each to the families of pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh who lost their lives in the floods in Uttarakhand. This is in addition to the ex-gratia given by the central government and other agencies.

The chief minister also thanked the Uttarakhand government for the help and assistance rendered for the stranded pilgrims of Andhra Pradesh.

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(with IANS inputs)

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