Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Punjab Chief Secretary Anurag Verma on Tuesday directed the respective district administrations to evacuate the folks dwelling in low-lying areas to security.

He stated that various preparations for meals, drink and lodging must be made on a conflict footing.

Steps must be undertaken to offer data to the folks concerning the preparations being made for them in order that they will benefit from the power as defending folks’s lives is the highest precedence of the federal government, he stated.

Chairing a high-level assembly to maintain a relentless watch on the state of affairs brought on resulting from heavy rains throughout the state and in Himachal Pradesh and to conduct the reduction operations, he stated folks must be made conscious by instantly figuring out the unsafe buildings in order that any untoward incident will be prevented.

He additionally inquired concerning the essential help from the Deputy Commissioners and stated the NDRF can be offered to the districts as per requirement.

A report on the present state of affairs was taken from the executive secretaries of the departments involved and the Deputy Commissioners and SSPs of all districts.

The assembly additionally reviewed the reduction work being performed by the administration on the directions given by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to offer all types of assist to the residents of the state within the affected locations.

Special Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, A Venu Prasad, DGP Gaurav Yadav and representatives of the Army and the NDRF have been additionally current on the assembly.

At current 5 NDRF groups are deployed in Ropar district, three in Mohali, two in Patiala and one every in Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.

Kapurthala, Tarn Taran needed one NDRF group of their districts. Similarly, the boats, life jackets, water extraction machines and meals packets have been directed to be offered to the folks within the water-affected areas.

The Chief Secretary requested the Health Department to make advance preparations for the prevention of water-borne illnesses and stated there must be no scarcity of medicines.

He directed the water provide division to offer ample consuming water to the folks.

Earlier, the presentation given by the Water Resources Department stated the water stage in Bhakra dam is 1, 624.14 ft whereas the capability is 1, 680 ft.

The water stage in Pong dam is 1, 360.04 ft whereas the capability is 1, 390 ft and the water stage in Ranjit Sagar dam is 1, 712.64 ft whereas the capability is 1, 731.99 ft.

The present standing of the water stage within the Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Ghaggar rivers was additionally briefed. It was additionally instructed that the 2 breaches discovered within the Dhusi Bund on the Sutlej have been plugged.

In the assembly, officers of the Meteorological Department knowledgeable that there can be mild to reasonable rain at scattered locations in Punjab for the following 48 hours, whereas there can be mild to reasonable rain at some locations for 48 to 72 hours.

Some districts of Himachal Pradesh are prone to obtain reasonable to heavy rains within the subsequent 24 hours.

The Chief Secretary additional stated preparations must be made given the potential 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 must be ensured by evacuating the folks from the low-lying areas. .


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