Displaced slum dwellers, labourers given shelter

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, July 25

The district administration of Kangra has allotted land to slum dwellers who were displaced after their temporary habitations were destroyed in flash floods on July 12 in Sarah village. The orders in this regard have been issued by SDM Dharamsala, Harish Gajju.

In the orders, a copy of which is available with The Tribune, it has been stated that temporary relief camp has been set up for 59 families of migrant labourers who had been settled in Dharamsala area for more than 50 years, 15 families of local people will be housed in government senior secondary school, Bagli, while 137 children who had been rendered homeless due to flash floods were rehabilitated in school premises of Tong Len Charitable Trust and Tong Len Office.

The orders states that since the schools would start functioning from July 26 on temporary basis all those displaced would now be accommodated on government land in village Sarah near Dharamsala.

The SDM has directed the IPH Department to provide clean drinking water, the power department to provide temporary power connections and BDO to provide sanitation facilities at the site to be provided to slum dwellers and other people displaced in flash floods.

The Tong Len trust of Tibetans has been requested to provide help to displaced people to help them construct temporary structures to house themselves.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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