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Uttarakhand : Minister of State Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat met Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai

Demand for two air ambulances from the central government

State’s Minister of State for Disaster Management Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat met Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai in Delhi and handed over a five-point demand letter in view of the divine calamities in the state. In which, in view of the different geographical conditions of Uttarakhand, there is a demand to provide two air ambulances, to establish a disaster management research institute in summer capital Gairsain, to increase the mitigation fund and state disaster response fund for the rehabilitation of the most vulnerable villages of the state. In a statement issued to the media after meeting the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat said that Uttarakhand is very vulnerable to various calamities. Especially in mountainous areas, there is a possibility of loss of life and property due to the occurrence of landslides, excessive rainfall, avalanches and cloudbursts and floods in the plains and the rise in the water level of rivers. To deal with this, two air ambulances have been demanded from the central government. By getting air ambulance to the state, while on one hand the loss of life will be reduced, on the other hand, time will be saved in relief and rescue operations.
With the establishment of Disaster Management Research Institute in summer capital Gairsain to deal with various disasters in view of the odd geographical conditions of the state, new technologies will be developed to deal with the challenges of the future by doing detailed study on the disaster coming in the state. The benefit of which will also be available to other disaster prone states across the country. Apart from this, a demand has been made to increase the central fund and relief amount for the rehabilitation of villages in the most sensitive and sensitive areas of the state. This will increase the availability of resources for relief and rescue operations as well as speed up the rehabilitation of disaster-hit villages.

Dr. Rawat said that due to the complexity of the rules in declaring missing people dead and issuing death certificates, it takes a lot of time due to various calamities in the state. In view of this, a demand has been made to relax the said norms. On which Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai, taking a positive stand, assured to take action on the five demands of the state on priority basis. National Disaster Management Authority member Rajendra Singh was also present during the meeting. During this, Dr. Rawat also invited the Union Minister of State for Home, Mr. Rai to come to Uttarakhand when the situation of Kovid normalises.