He told that state as whole experienced heavy rainfall which was 576% to 1358% above the normal rainfall during the 15-17 June 2013 and Kinnaur and Sirmour district were the worst affected.
He added that total 69 human lives had been lost and 2427 animals have perished in the flash floods. He told that 11157 houses, 4519 roads, 2763 water supply schemes have been badly damaged in the flash floods.
Virbhadra Singh requested the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to restore the industrial package of the state till the year 2020 to remove regional disparity in the field of industrial development and create employment avenues to youths in the state. He told that special package to the industries was introduced in the year 2003 for the period of 10 years till March 2013.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh sympathised with the flood victims of the state and said that the state has badly suffered in recent flash floods and assured all possible central assistance. He appreciated the relief and rehabilitation works done by state govt in restoring the normalcy in the flood affected areas .
Prime Minister assured the delegation that all the demands of the state govt like extension of industrial package,Special Plan Assistance, strengthening of rail network will be positively considered by the central govt in time bound manner to increase the pace of the development in the region and fulfill the aspirations of the people from present congress govt .