BJP President JP Nadda, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur visits the disaster areas of Himachal State
In recent days, heavy rainfall, cloud bursts, and landslides have caused significant loss of life and property in Himachal Pradesh. The State’s daily life has been severely disrupted, affecting water supply, power distribution, roads, and other essential resources.
Economic activities, including agriculture and horticulture, have been negatively impacted. To assess damages in the State due to rain and landslides, National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jagat Prakash Nadda, and the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur, are visiting the State today.
According to the State Disaster Management Authority, the state has seen substantial loss of life and property due to continuous heavy rainfall, cloud bursts, and landslides. The toll includes the loss of lives of 335 people, with 324 injured and 37 still missing.
The financial loss in the state has exceeded 10,000 crore rupees. Meanwhile, rescue efforts continue in the Summerhill area of Shimla, where individuals were trapped due to landslides over shiv temple. Here on the sixth day of joint operations involving the Army personnels, NDRF, SDRF, and police teams, two more bodies were recovered, raising the death toll to 16 in this incident.
They will assess the extensive damages caused by heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides in Himachal Pradesh. They will meet the families of those who lost their lives in this natural calamity. They will also visit the site of the landslide in the Summerhill area of Shimla.
Following their visit, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Anurag Singh Thakur will hold discussions with the local administration in Shimla and Bilaspur regarding relief, rescue, and rehabilitation efforts.