Uttarakhand glacier breach: PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic avalanche caused by a Glacier breach in Uttarakhand. Besides, Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured.

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Earlier, the PM spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat and reviewed the glacier burst situation in Uttarakhand.

PMO tweeted:

While in Assam, PM @narendramodi reviewed the situation in Uttarakhand. He spoke to CM @tsrawatbjp and other top officials. He took stock of the rescue and relief work underway. Authorities are working to provide all possible support to the affected.

In another tweet, the Prime Minister said:

Am constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation in Uttarakhand. India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety there. Have been continuously speaking to senior authorities and getting updates on NDRF deployment, rescue work and relief operations.

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