SunstarTV Bureau: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives during tragic avalanche caused by Glacier breach in Chamoli, Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, Rs 50,000 also been approved for those seriously injured.
According to PMO tweet, “PM Narendra Modi has approved an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives during tragic avalanche caused by Glacier breach in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Rs 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured.”
PM @narendramodi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic avalanche caused by a Glacier breach in Chamoli, Uttrakhand. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 7, 2021
Notably, the tragedy took place after the water level in Dhauliganga River, one of the six sources of the Ganga River, suddenly surged on Sunday morning following an avalanche near the Rishi Ganga power project. The 85 km river meets the Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag at the base of Joshimath Mountain.
Two power projects- NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project- were extensively damaged with scores of labourers trapped in tunnels as the waters came rushing in. However, 125 were still reported missing while 16 men were rescued safely from tunnel in Tapovan project.