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PM meets locals hit hard by cloudburst

By The Assam Tribune
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LEH, Aug 17 (PTI) - With tears in their eyes, women and children narrated their woes to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who gave them a patient hearing during his visit to a relief camp set up for cloudburst and flash flood victims here today.

Accompanied by senior Cabinet colleagues Ghulam Nabi Azad and Farooq Abdullah and State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Singh went to the worst-hit Choglamsar area, nearly 12 kms from town, by road.

The Prime Minister went straight to a relief camp set up for the villagers where women and children gathered around him. Wailing women conveyed their problems to the Prime Minister with state Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora acting as a translator.

Singh gave a patient hearing to the people and assured them of all possible help from his side in this calamity which has so far claimed nearly 200 lives.

Earlier, the Prime Minister arrived here today on a day-long visit to take stock of relief and rehabilitation undertaken in the aftermath of flash floods and is expected to announce a Rs 250-crore package for the victims.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit some of the hospitals where the injured in last week's natural calamity have been admitted for treatment.

Singh will chair a meeting with senior officials regarding relief and rehabilitation measures taken in the area.

The Prime Minister had promised in his Independence Day address that every possible effort would be made to provide relief to those affected by the calamity.

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PM meets locals hit hard by cloudburst

LEH, Aug 17 (PTI) - With tears in their eyes, women and children narrated their woes to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who gave them a patient hearing during his visit to a relief camp set up for cloudburst and flash flood victims here today.

Accompanied by senior Cabinet colleagues Ghulam Nabi Azad and Farooq Abdullah and State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Singh went to the worst-hit Choglamsar area, nearly 12 kms from town, by road.

The Prime Minister went straight to a relief camp set up for the villagers where women and children gathered around him. Wailing women conveyed their problems to the Prime Minister with state Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora acting as a translator.

Singh gave a patient hearing to the people and assured them of all possible help from his side in this calamity which has so far claimed nearly 200 lives.

Earlier, the Prime Minister arrived here today on a day-long visit to take stock of relief and rehabilitation undertaken in the aftermath of flash floods and is expected to announce a Rs 250-crore package for the victims.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit some of the hospitals where the injured in last week's natural calamity have been admitted for treatment.

Singh will chair a meeting with senior officials regarding relief and rehabilitation measures taken in the area.

The Prime Minister had promised in his Independence Day address that every possible effort would be made to provide relief to those affected by the calamity.

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