Himachal government invites tourists, aims to revive tourism amid floods and rain challenges
In an attempt to revive tourism, which has been battered in the state due to floods and landslides in the recent past, Rural Development Minister Anirudh Singh on Tuesday appealed to tourists to visit Himachal Pradesh and promote tourism.
Speaking to on Sunday, Anirudh Singh said that due to the severe rainfall and floods, the state has incurred a loss of 10,000 crore rupees. “The heavy downpour has caused massive damage to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) worth over 20,000 crore,” he claimed.
There has been a loss of 10000 crore rupees to the government property due to the rain and flood disaster in the state. 2200 crore losses as per set norms of the Union government. There has been a loss of 20,000 crore rupees on the roads of NHAI. So far, over 10500 houses and over 6500 houses have been completely destroyed. The state government is assessing the local and private losses. The landslides are continuing in the state, and the loss will increase in the days to come,” said Anirudh Sing Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister of Himachal Pradesh.
All roads have been restored; for those who have lost their lands and those who have lost their houses, the government will provide the rent of their houses in rural and urban areas. We have given 1 lakh rupees each over and above the disaster fund under MGNREGA to those who have partial losses. 30 crore rupees have been given to us by the state government, and for 6551 houses, the central government will be funding the houses. We have also requested the Chief Minister to increase the funds, the Minister further added.