Endangering his life CM travels in life boat in Banas River to reach Pedashpur
Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani, who is presently on a five-day tour of the worst flood affected districts of Banaskantha and Patan on the last day, today assured all the flood victims that they would be paid cash doles of ten-days at a stroke. On the 5th day of his touring the CM visited Pedashpur village of Radhanpur taluka of Patan district and share woes and sorrow of the villagers.
Besides cash-doles, the flood victims would also be compensated as per the government’s norms on the priority basis for the home-utensils, damages to the crops and animals, and erosion of lands, the CM said. The CM had endangered his life by travelling in to the life-boat in the Banas River to reach to the flood victims and share woes and sorrows.
Mr. Rupani stated that “In this difficult time the government is firmly standing behind the flood victims. I am here to share your woes and sorrows. With the efforts of the local villagers, the Pedaspur will be rebuilt with better facilities and amenities within 15-days’s time frame.”
He said, “With the prompt actions of the government, the primary and infrastructural facilities are being restored. During the rescue operations over 20,000 people’s lives were saved and services like electricity and drinking water are being restored in the flood affected villages.”
The CM said, “This was the worst flood affected area and facing of such situation with cooperation and brevity by the villagers was remarkable.”
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister Mr. Shankarbhai Chaudhary said, “Standing among the local villagers in this difficult time, the CM has showed his sensitivity towards woes and sorrows of the common man. He had also arranged the helicopter services for rescuing the trapped people in 12-places of Banaskantha and Patan districts.”
Others, who spoke on the occasion, included MLA Shri Nagarji Thakore. Those who remained present on the occasion, included S. Aparna, Principal Secretary, Sambhuji Thakore, deputy speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly, MLA Mr. Narayanbhai Patel, In-Charge-Secretary Mr. Manish Bhardwaj, former parliament member Shri Natuji Thakore, district collector Shri Anand Patel, district development officer Mr. Rajesh Rajyaguru.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat