Uttar Pradesh government has sent a team of 4 officials to Joshimath in Chamoli and will set up a state control room at Haridwar to coordinate with Uttarakhand government the rescue and relief operations.
Around 39 people mostly from Lakhimpur khiri and Shrawasti districts are reportedly missing in the natural calamity at Tapowan. Government is also going to establish district level control rooms in these districts.
Our Lucknow correspondent reports that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the home department to contact the families of each missing person and provide them every possible help.
CM conducted a high-level meeting over a glacier burst in Chamoli and asked Minister for sugarcane development Suresh Rana to co-ordinate with the Uttarakhand government and supervise the progress regarding the search of the missing persons of state at Tapowan.
IG zone and commissioner of Saharanpur division has been instructed to focus on rescue and search operations for the missing persons of state. Yogi Adityanath spoke to his counterpart in Uttarakhand and said that his government is determined to provide every possible help to all the affected persons of this natural calamity including the citizens of Uttar Pradesh. State government will give compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased who belong to UP.
A toll-free no. 1070 and WhatsApp no. 9454441036 has been established for people of state where they can share the details of any missing person in this calamity.
In Disaster hit the areas rescue operation is underway on war footing. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is Camping in Chamoli. In a meeting with senior officers engaged in rescue operation last night, the Chief Minister emphasised better coordination with different officials who are engaged in rescue work. He will visit disaster-hit villages today.
He also focused to provide ration and daily need items to the disaster affected villagers. He directed the officers that adequate food items should be available in the area. All the necessary materials should be available in time to the personnel engaged in relief and rescue operations.