Gujarat Government to help cyclone-hit fishermen repair their boats, to provide immediate cash doles
Gandhinagar, Thursday: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today reached by road the coastal villages like Jafrabad and Rajula in Amreli district worst hit by cyclone Tauktae to acquaint himself first-hand about the plight of fishermen and other communities to assess the extent of damage and loss.
Earlier in the morning, he had made an aerial survey of villages of Gir Somnath and Amreli districts worst hit by strong wind and heavy rains in the cyclone, and guide rehabilitation of the affected people.
Mr. Rupani patiently listened to their problems in this difficult hour and assured them of the state government’s assistance in repairing the damaged boats, and cash doles immediately as means to their livelihood. He also assured them of the assistance in repairing or raise again the houses damaged by the cyclone.
He directed the officials concerned to ensure the affected people get rooftops and other building materials at proper prices. He also ordered fast restoration of water and electricity supply and damaged roads.
It may be mentioned here that 5,000 people were shifted to safer places before the monsoon as part of the government’s farsighted advance planning and preparation, saving loss of life.
Mr. Rupani was accompanied by Minister of State Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chief Minister’s Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan, Additional Chief Secretary for Revenue Pankaj Kumar, cooperative leader Dilipbhai Sanghani, District Collector, Superintendent of Police, other officials and local office-bearers.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat