Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann On Monday directed the officer to finish works pertaining to cleansing of drains and flood safety works at weak websites throughout the state effectively earlier than June 30.

Chairing a gathering of State Flood Control Board to evaluate the continued flood safety works within the state, the Chief Minister mentioned that the overall size of drains within the state was 8136.76 kilometres and that of the Dhussi bandh was 1365 kilometres. He mentioned that in yr 2022 Rs 34.85 crore was spent on 232 works of drain cleansing and Rs 48.32 crore on 100 flood safety works. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that this yr Rs 39.90 crore has been spent thus far on Flood Protection Works and Rs 39.43 crore on cleansing of drains.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the work is occurring in all of the districts of the state including that work of the cleansing of waterways beneath bridges and eradicating silt lumps from waterways, moreover strengthening weak factors vulnerable to frequent flooding because of rains has already been began. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that he’ll frequently oversee the flood safety works being undertaken in shut coordination with the DCs throughout the state. Showing concern over the colossal lack of human lives, livestock, property and standing crops because of floods, he directed the division to take all potential steps to make sure that there was no recurrence of floods as witnessed in latest previous.

The Chief Minister mentioned that for it development of verify dams, planting of timber particularly that of Bamboos and others should be inspired. He mentioned that it’s heartening to be taught that 485 websites for development of verify dames have been recognized 151 such verify Dams have already been constructed. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that identification of extra websites for development of dams can be happening including that bamboo plantation has additionally been coated on 66.73 kilometres .

The Chief Minister additionally mentioned that in an effort to stop the floods in south western Punjab the state authorities has taken a number of initiatives like rectifying the alignment of some drains, laying down of pipes to attach the low mendacity areas with canals and remodelling of bridges. He requested the officers to be sure that the work is completed on the highest high quality by making certain optimum utilisation of the federal government funds. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that the state authorities is dedicated to save lots of the individuals from the scourge of floods for which no stone will probably be left unturned.

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