Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023


Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Anurag Verma has requested the central workforce to present rest within the norms of help to the victims to compensate them for the harm brought on by the floods. He stated that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has already written a letter to the Union Home Minister saying that there isn’t any shortfall within the state catastrophe reduction funds to compensate the victims, solely a change within the norms for compensating the harm is required, in order that the lack of folks might be absolutely compensated. Punjab has demanded to extend the compensation quantity for the lack of life and property.

The seven-member Inter-Ministerial Central workforce on a go to to Punjab to make a floor degree evaluation of the harm brought on by the floods within the state as a result of steady heavy rains within the Punjab and hilly areas, after visiting varied districts, right now held a gathering with the Chief Secretary on the Punjab Civil Secretariat right here. During the assembly, after displaying the presentation of department-wise flood harm, the Chief Secretary submitted an in depth report back to the Central workforce.

Chief Secretary Mr. Verma stated that within the letter written by the Chief Minister, the quantity of compensation given to the victims has been demanded to be virtually double, identical to the quantity of compensation given to the household of the deceased has been elevated from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh. The demand for broken crops has been elevated from Rs. 17, 000 to Rs. 34, 000, for Milch animals from Rs. 37, 500 to Rs. 75, 000, for broken homes from Rs. 1, 20, 000 to Rs. 2.40 lakh. He stated that the State Government is standing by its folks of their hour of disaster and has funds to supply compensation, however solely due to the norms of the Union Home Ministry, it’s unable to supply satisfactory compensation. Therefore, there’s a want to vary these norms.

During the assembly, the top of the Central workforce, Financial Advisor of the National Disaster Management Authority Ravinish Kumar stated that his workforce visited many states and after Himachal Pradesh, Punjab suffered essentially the most harm. Another member of the workforce got here from ISRO, Head of Flood Mapping and Scientist/Engineer Dr. A.V. Suresh Babu stated that it is usually clear by means of the satellite tv for pc photographs that the heavy rain has induced lots of harm in Punjab and lots of areas have come beneath heavy floods.

Giving particulars of the harm induced as a result of floods, the Chief Secretary stated that Rs. 605.38 Crore associated to Agriculture within the state, Rs. 173.10 Crore to PWD (Roads and Buildings), Rs. 159.36 Crore to Water Resources, Rs. 44.38 Crore to Urban Infrastructure/Local Governments, Rs.43.66 Cr for Rural Development and Panchayats, Rs.26.85 Crore for School Education, Rs.17.50 Crore for Power, Rs.9.98 Crore for Fisheries, Rs.5.66 Crore for Water Supply and Sanitation, Rs. 4.45 Crore for Health and Rs.230.26 Crore for miscellaneous. A complete lack of Rs. 1320.59 Crore has been incurred. In this regard, the Chief Secretary wrote a letter to the Union Home Secretary and knowledgeable that about 1500 villages in 19 districts have been affected as a result of floods within the state. Apart from the lack of crops, folks have additionally suffered lack of life and property.

The assembly was attended by Director Agriculture and Farmers Welfare BK Srivastava, Under Secretary Rural Development Ministry Kailash Kumar, Director M & A Dte Central Water Commission Ashok Kumar, Assistant Director Expenditure Department of Finance Ministry Anjali Maurya and SERE of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Navin Kumar Chaurasia from Central workforce, Special Chief Secretary Revenue KAP Sinha, Principal Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation DK Tiwari, Principal Secretary Power Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary Health VP Singh, Principal Secretary Water Resources Krishan Kumar and Principal Secretary PWD Nilkanth S Avhad.

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