Admn gears up to take steps to tackle floods in Ferozepur

  • Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Hindustan Times, FEROZEPUR
  • Updated: Jun 18, 2014 23:22 IST

Keeping in view the floods that had hit various areas of the district four times during the last six years, the administration has already started taking measures to meet the situation arising out of likely floods during the coming rainy season.
It may be recalled that floods had badly hit the district in 2011 when more than 30,000 residents of over four dozen villages of Ferozepur and Fazilka districts had been affected. In 2013, 15,000 acres of agriculture land in Fazilka was submerged and three people e washed away and a bridge at a border village was also swept away.

The worst-affected areas were situated along the Sutlej. While some areas remained cut off for many days till flood waters receded, some reported huge loss of property.

Deputy commissioner DPS Kharbanda, on Tuesday, discussed the issue with various civil and irrigation officials and later visited the flood-prone areas along the 'dhusi bandh'.

Kharbanda also interacted with residents of the villages in the flood-prone areas and sought their suggestions.

Special emphasis was being laid on strengthening the sensitive points along the 'dhusi bandh' along the Sutlej and hyper-sensitive areas including Hussianiwala, Mohammadiwala out check post and Mohen Kee etc.

The worst flood-affected villages of Fazilka district in the recent years included Muhar-Jamsher, Maujam-Forward, Kanwanwali Pattan, Maujam, Kanwanwali, Mahatam Nagar, Dhandi Kadim, Chak Khiwa, Prabhat Singh Wala and Dona Sikandari.

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