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Officially, 46 villages under water in Muktsar

punjab Updated: Sep 09, 2014 22:02 IST

Nearly 46 villages are still under water in the home district of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, according to official sources.

“There are 46 villages which are waterlogged. Water is receding, but it can take 3-4 days if it did not rain again,” said Muktsar deputy commissioner Jaskarn Singh.

The DC said that 40,000 acres of cotton crop and 20,000 acres of paddy crop have been affected in the district. So far, 35 houses have been damaged due to waterlogging. Nearly 300 people have been living in camps in Muktsar, he added.