Modi sends team to Tawang to assess landslide damage

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sent a two-member central team to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh which will access the damage caused by landslides.

The team will submit a report on relief and compensation package.

“The team will comprise a senior advisor in the Niti Aayog and a joint secretary from the ministry of home affairs. The prime minister has directed the team to make an assessment of the nature of relief and compensation package, after holding discussions with state and district officials and to submit a report,” said a statement from the PMO.

Two landslides in Tawang district on April 22 and 23 killed at least 19 people.

Modi has already sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs.2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 each to those seriously injured.

–IANS

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