Setting a deadline for bring back life on track in the flood affected villages of district, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked all the departments to pull up theirs socks for restoring normalcy in these villages within a week.
Chairing a meeting of the officers of the all departments here at the BDPO office, the Deputy Commissioner said that now when the water was receding fastly, the district administration needs to make a concrete plan for ensuring that life was put on normal mode in the coming seven days.
He asked the Deputy Director Local Government, Mandi Board and Rural Development departments to ensure cleanliness in all the marooned villages. Mr Sharma said that Mandi Board and Rural Development should also make the necessary arrangements for immediate repair of roads to make them motor able.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the Deputy Director Local Government to ensure that proper cleanliness of the streets and roads of villages by pumping in necessary resources. He said that sanitation and hygiene must be ensured to check the spread of diseases in the villages. Mr Sharma asked the Animal Husbandry department to locate the dead animals and ensure their early burial.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that more fogging machines must be pumped in to check the spread of water borne disease. He asked the Health department to ensure prevention of outbreak of diseases by launching massive awareness drive. Mr Sharma said medical camps must be organised in all the villages to make people aware about water borne diseases.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that ORS packets must be send to the affected villages as a preventive measures. He said that the Food and Civil Supply Department must ensure the supply of potable drinking water to affected villages for next fortnight, so that people do not drink contaminated water. Mr Sharma also said that chlorine tablets must be supplied in villages so that people drink clean water.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that concerted efforts must also be made to check spread of the water borne disease besides ensuring anti-larva spray. He asked the Animal Husbandry department to ensure proper vaccination of the animals in the affected villages besides ensuring proper supply of fodder and cattle feed for the animals.
Mr Sharma asked the Water Supply and Sanitation department to resume supply of potable drinking water by cleaning the water works. Likewise, he said that the PSPCL must embark a major drive to restore power supply at the earliest.
On the occasion Sub Divisional Magistrates Mr Paramveer Singh and Dr Charumita, Assistant Commissioner Mr Varjeet Walia, Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Chawla, DIstrict Revenue Officer Mr Jashanjeet Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Naazar Singh, DIstrict Food Supply Controller Mr Narinder Singh and others.