UP grants 2 cr for flood-affected eastern districts

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned a sum of Rs two crore for relief and rescue work in the flood-affected eastern districts of the state, an official spokesman said here today.

PAC and NDRF teams have been alerted and a PAC contingent has been send to Jaunpur and Mirzapur districts, he said.

Similarly, top authorities including District Magistrates of the concerned districts have also been put on alert to tackle any emergency situation, the official added.

He said directives have been issued to provide ex-gratia of Rs one lakh to the kin of people killed in rain-related incidents and the government has already provided an initial grant of Rs 32.16 crore to affected districts for relief work.

At least 28 people have been killed in several districts of eastern UP which witnessed heavy downpour in the last couple of days. While Varanasi received 300 mm rainfall till yesterday, Jaunpur recorded 120 mm rain. Train services in Mughalsarai and Varanasi stations have also been affected due to the rains.

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