On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, State government has released Rs. 4.50 crore to the five flood-affected districts of the State, informed Mr. GS Kangar, Revenue Minister Punjab.
The amount has been released in the ratio of Rs. 1 crore each for Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Roopnagar while Rs. 50 lac has been issued each to Ludhiana, Moga and Ferozepur. Earlier, Rs. 1.75 cr in the proportion of Rs 35 lac to each of these districts was provided to commence the relief/ rescue operations, informed Kangar.
He said that during the meeting of the Disaster Management group under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Punjab on Monday, the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts through video conference had sought more funds. In consonance with the demand received, the funds have been released to them for carrying out short-term relief activities.
The amount released is primarily for short-term tasks ranging from provision of fodder for cattle, disposal of dead animals, transit accommodation, tents, taruplins, temporary toilets, medicine, provision of Dry Ration, drinking water, milk powder, spray on stagnant water to recovery of debris from river banks/water.