|Headlines Vol. 1 Issue No. 36||October 21, 2011|
Sikkim Government has submitted a memorandum to the Central Government for Rs 3500 crore for short term rehabilitation measures for the devastation caused by the recent earthquake.
The memorandum was not a comprehensive estimate of the total damages incurred by the State, but that for immediate and short term measures for repair and rehabilitation, the sources said.
This included restoration of damaged water supply lines, power supply, road network and classrooms where school buildings had been damaged.
Earlier, the State Government had placed a figure of between Rs 6,000 and Rs. 7,000 crore to the Centre as the estimate of total damage incurred.
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Estimates and proposals for the long-term rebuilding and repair work would be put in the plan Budget proposal to be submitted to the Planning Commission.
All departments have been directed to place their long term rebuilding proposals to the State Government by 30 October.
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