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12 pilgrims from State airlifted so far

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 23 � The Assam Government would provide a financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the Uttarakhand Government for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people there.

The decision taken by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here today was conveyed through an official release. Besides, the ministers, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs of the ruling party would donate one month�s salary to the flood-hit people of Uttarakhand.

Meanwhile, five pilgrims from Assam have been evacuated from Uttarakhand by helicopter and brought to safety. With this, 12 pilgrims from the State have been airlifted. This was conveyed to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi by the Uttarakhand administration today. Of the 40 pilgrims from different parts of Assam who went to Uttarakhand, six have already reached Guwahati. The rest of the pilgrims are safe in Badrinath and Gaurikund, said GD Tripathi, Secretary, Home. Only one pilgrim from Jorhat, 73-year-old Bhagwani Devi Somani could not be traced.

The persons who reached Dehradun this morning are Sadari Das, Mamoni Phukan, Hemajyoti Talukdar, Lila Devi Bhattacharya and Rashmi Bhuyan � all from Rupnagar area of Guwahati.

Rajiv Chandra Joshi, Commissioner & Secretary, Finance, who is camping there for the past couple of days has been closely monitoring the situation and helping the Uttarakhand administration.

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12 pilgrims from State airlifted so far

GUWAHATI, June 23 � The Assam Government would provide a financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the Uttarakhand Government for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people there.

The decision taken by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here today was conveyed through an official release. Besides, the ministers, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs of the ruling party would donate one month�s salary to the flood-hit people of Uttarakhand.

Meanwhile, five pilgrims from Assam have been evacuated from Uttarakhand by helicopter and brought to safety. With this, 12 pilgrims from the State have been airlifted. This was conveyed to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi by the Uttarakhand administration today. Of the 40 pilgrims from different parts of Assam who went to Uttarakhand, six have already reached Guwahati. The rest of the pilgrims are safe in Badrinath and Gaurikund, said GD Tripathi, Secretary, Home. Only one pilgrim from Jorhat, 73-year-old Bhagwani Devi Somani could not be traced.

The persons who reached Dehradun this morning are Sadari Das, Mamoni Phukan, Hemajyoti Talukdar, Lila Devi Bhattacharya and Rashmi Bhuyan � all from Rupnagar area of Guwahati.

Rajiv Chandra Joshi, Commissioner & Secretary, Finance, who is camping there for the past couple of days has been closely monitoring the situation and helping the Uttarakhand administration.

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