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Cabinet Committee constituted to oversee reconstruction in Uttarakhand

Jul 11, 2013 18:17 IST

The Union government of India on 10 July 2013 constituted a Cabinet Committee to oversee reconstruction and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. Union Ministers A K Antony, Sharad Pawar, P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Oscar Fernandes, Kapil Sibal, Girija Vyas, Jairam Ramesh and Harish Rawat are the members of the committee. The Committee will be chaired by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and National Disaster Management Authority Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy will be the permanent invitees.

The committee will provide broad guidance to reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in the state and take such decisions, as may be required. The government has already announced 1000 crore rupees for disaster relief measures in the flood-devastated parts of Uttarakhand.

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