Centre clears Rs 50 crore grant for ravaged Sikkim

Even as rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force, Army and ITBP covered almost all earthquake affected areas in the worst-hit North Sikkim on Thursday, four key roads -- which connect different parts of the region -- continued to remain blocked following Sunday's natural disaster.

The rescue operations, however, could be stepped up with opening of more and more roads to traffic. The Centre, meanwhile, decided to provide Rs 50 crore to Sikkim as immediate grant for relief and rehabilitation work in quake-ravaged state where nine villages are still cut off in the North district........Read more


Source: Times of India

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