Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Chandigarh-Punjab Chief Secretary Anurag Verma on Tuesday held a excessive degree assembly for the second day in a row to maintain a relentless watch on the scenario precipitated attributable to heavy rains throughout the state and in Himachal Pradesh for the previous few days and to conduct the aid operations successfully on the decrease degree. In the assembly, a report on the present scenario was taken from the Administrative Secretaries of the involved departments and the Deputy Commissioners and SSPs of all of the districts.

The assembly additionally reviewed the aid work being executed by the administration on the directions given by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to offer every kind of assist to the residents of the state within the affected locations.

Notably, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and public representatives posted within the area are engaged to offer aid to the individuals by coordinating with the administration. Special Chief Secretary to Chief Minister A Venu Prasad, DGP Gaurav Yadav and representatives of the Army and NDRF had been additionally current on the assembly.

The Chief Secretary directed the respective district administrations that wherever individuals are struck attributable to low-lying areas or water logging, they need to be evacuated safely and various preparations for meals, drink and lodging needs to be made on battle footing.

Steps needs to be undertaken to offer info to the individuals in regards to the preparations being made for them in order that they will make the most of the ability as defending individuals’s lives is the highest precedence of the State Government.

Mr. Anurag Verma additional mentioned that individuals needs to be made conscious by instantly figuring out unsafe buildings in order that any untoward incident may be averted. He additionally enquired in regards to the vital help from the DCs and mentioned that NDRF can be offered to the districts as per requirement.

At current 5 NDRF groups are deployed in Rupnagar district, three in SAS Nagar, two in Patiala and one every in Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Kapurthala, Tarn Tarn needed one NDRF staff of their districts. Similarly, the boats, life jackets, water extraction machines and meals packets had been directed to be offered to the individuals within the water-affected areas.

The Chief Secretary requested the Health Department to make advance preparations for the prevention of water-borne ailments and mentioned that there needs to be no scarcity of medicines. He directed the water provide division to offer sufficient ingesting water to the individuals.

The Animal Husbandry Department was instructed to activate the sphere employees for combating the ailments affecting the animals. The Local Government Department was requested to rearrange fogging and spraying. The Rural Development and Panchayat Department knowledgeable that every one the employees is being repeatedly deployed within the villages to assist the individuals. PSPCL Chairman briefed that wherever the facility provide has been affected, it could be repaired and restored instantly.

Earlier, the presentation given by the Water Resources Department mentioned that the water degree in Bhakra Dam is 1624.14 toes whereas the capability is 1680 toes. The water degree in Pong Dam is 1360.04 toes whereas the capability is 1390 toes and the water degree in Ranjit Sagar Dam is 1712.64 toes whereas the capability is 1731.99 toes. The present standing of the water degree within the Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Ghaggar rivers was additionally briefed. It was additionally advised that the 2 breaches discovered within the Dhusi Bunn on the Sutlej River have been plugged.

In the assembly, the officers of the Meteorological Department knowledgeable that there can be gentle to average rain at scattered locations in Punjab for the following 48 hours, whereas there can be gentle to average rain at some locations for 48 to 72 hours. Some districts of Himachal Pradesh are prone to obtain average to heavy rains within the subsequent 24 hours.

The Chief Secretary additional mentioned that preparations needs to be made given the opportunity of overflowing rivers and canals within the affected districts because the water will enhance within the coming days and the security of life and property needs to be ensured by evacuating the individuals from the low-lying areas.

Prominent amongst others who had been current within the assembly included Special Chief Secretary Revenue KAP Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development and Panchayat Okay Siva Prashad, Principal Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation Jaspreet Talwar, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare VP Singh, Principal Secretary Water Resources Krishan Kumar, Secretary Local Government Ajoy Sharma, Special DGP (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla, Western Command Representative Adviser Military Army Affairs Colonel JS Sandhu and NDRF Commandant Santosh Kumar, PSPCL CMD Baldev Singh Sran, Director Rural Development and Panchayat Gurpreet Singh Khaira and Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Ram Pal Mittal.

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