Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh met Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde at New Delhi, today, and apprised him about the situation of Kinnaur district. Singh revealed that Union Government will send high-level team from the centre to assess the flood damages in Himachal Pradesh.

He said that top level officials from various Ministries, Departments besides banking representatives would assess the flood damages on the spot and would assist the State Government in its rehabilitation efforts. He said that Central Government would also provide funding to the State Government under various centrally sponsored schemes. He said that the experts in disaster management and experts of other agencies would assist the State Government in reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes.

He apprised the Union Home Minister of the massive destructions and damages in the State due to flash floods and detailed about the steps taken by State Government for undertaking massive rescue and relief operations in time bound manner.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde appreciated the works undertaken by the State Government and told that Central Government would fully assist the State Government in undertaking relief and rehabilitation measures in the State on massive scale.