Lucknow cops give one day salary for Uttarakhand relief

Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) Lucknow police personnel have donated a day's salary to contribute towards relief and rehabilitation work in calamity-hit Uttarakhand, a police official said.

The state capital police has collected a sum of Rs.31.81 lakh.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow, J. Ravindra Gaur told IANS that all policemen in the state capital have donated a day's salary.

"It is a tragedy that has pained all of us and it was out of compassion and feeling the terrible pain for our neighbouring state that we all decided to do our bit," said Gaur.

Uttar Pradesh government has already extended a help of Rs.25 crore to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and has released the pension sum of over Rs.370 crore which was pending for several years.

The ruling Samajwadi Party legislators have also given Rs.10 lakh from their local area development fund and Rs.50,000 each from their own pocket.

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has also donated his one month salary to the hill state.

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