Central team to visit flood-hit Punjab on July 20
A central team will visit the three districts of Punjab on July 20 for two days to assess the damage caused by the floods.india Updated: Jul 16, 2010 21:58 IST
A central team will visit the three districts of Punjab on July 20 for two days to assess the damage caused by the floods.
Chief Secretary of Punjab SC Aggarwal told reporters here that the central team will visit Sardulgarh in Bathinda district, Moonak in Sangrur district and assess the loss in Patiala district.
Regarding loss of crop, he said over 3.25 lakh acres of land have been submerged in the floods in the three districts.
Agrawal said that there was fear of epidemic of flood-related diseases but government would provide potable water, sufficient quantity of chlorine tablets besides freshly-cooked food to flood victims.
He issued instructions to provide relief to every affected farmer and family within 7 days and asked Deputy Commissioners to personally monitor relief disbursement.
Asked about a permanent solution to flood, he said the feasibility of bigger projects to regulate flow flood waters is being worked out.
He, however, admitted the state government did not release grant according to the requirement for the cleaning of rain water drains.