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Concentrate on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation work: Sarkaria tells officers

Ludhiana, August 26, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Water Resources Minister today took stock on the work being carried out at Village Bholewal Qadeem for the strengthening of the embankment of Satluj River after plugging the massive breach which was occurred at his place on August 19. Mr. Sarkaria expressed satisfaction on the pace of work which was being carried out by district administration with the help of local citizens.

During his visit Mr. Sarkaria also had conversations with the local people and inquired about their problems. He said that torrential rain had casted spell on Punjab which brought flood in most parts of the state. He said that the administration took prompt action and all the departments of the government worked in tandem and now the situation has improved in the state.

He said that presently work to plug the breaches in district Kapurthala, Jalandhar and Ropar were being carried out on war footing. He said the breaches in rivers in other districts of the state had been plugged and now the work for the strengthening of the embankments had been in progress.

The Water Resources Minister said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had declared the floods a Natural Disaster and he released Rs. 100 crore to carry out the relief work in the state.

Mr Sarkaria instructed Mr Amarinder Singh Malhi, SDM, Ludhiana (West) and other senior officers present at the occasion to prioritize on sending the relief material and to provide other crucial services to the people in the affected areas. He instructed to organize special camps for the treatment and vaccination of the livestock.

He assured them the state government would provide all the necessary help to them and there would be no dearth of funds to carry out the relief and rehabilitation activities. He also instructed the officers to keep eagle’s eye on all the Bundh and Dams in order to negate any possibility of any more breach in future.

The Minister said that it was there forth visit to take stock of the relief and rehabilitation work being carried out after the breach occurred at Bholewal Qadeem on August 19.

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