Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Rajpura- Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal at the moment referred to as for speedy delineation and cleansing of all drains together with that alongside the Rajpura thermal plant which had led to the formation of a lake within the space.

The SAD president toured flood affected villages in Rajpura, Ghanaur, Sanaur, Samana and Patiala Rural constituencies and in addition coordinated aid work being carried out by SAD and Youth Akali Dal (YAD) employees at the side of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and social organizations.

Talking to newsmen close to the Rajpura thermal plant, Mr Sukhbir Badal stated “villagers complained that more than hundred acres of land had been inundated because a natural drain which flowed along the thermal plant had been filled up. They also disclosed that they had demanded the water be pumped out from the area but nothing had been done in this regard till now”. Mr Badal rang up the Deputy Commissioner to apprise her of the state of affairs and requested that pressing steps be taken to offer aid to the individuals. “If this is not done in the next two days then we will take steps to drain out the water ourselves”, he added.

Mr Badal whereas speaking to newsmen at Lacchru Khurd village in Ghanaur stated though villages within the space together with Sarhala Khurd had been inundated in water, requisite steps had not been taken to offer aid to the individuals. “Many farmers complained that no fodder had been supplied to them and that they also lacked medical aid”. He stated the SGPC was already offering ‘langar’ within the space. “I have also requested SGPC to provide medical aid wherever needed”.

The SAD president stated it was additionally unlucky that the chief minister’s tour of the world had been cancelled. “Due to this officers have also not reached this area. The chief minister should visit all flood affected areas to ensure provision of speedy relief to all affected”. He stated it was unlucky that the AAP authorities had been caught napping and didn’t take crucial steps prematurely to mitigate the struggling of the individuals. “The chief minister also remained busy ferrying AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal to other States due to which necessary flood protection steps were not taken”.

Mr Badal additionally expressed shock that aid materials had nonetheless not reached some villages in Sanaur and Samana constituencies and demanded that required meals packets, inexperienced fodder and medicines together with medical groups be dispatched to all affected areas. He stated individuals had been additionally trying as much as the AAP authorities to offer speedy aid to them. ““Rs 5 lakh every must be launched to all whose homes have been broken whereas farmers must be given an interim aid of Rs 25, 000 per acre earlier than the conduct of girdawari”.

Mr Badal additionally asserted the AAP authorities strategy the middle and prevail upon it to declare the present state of affairs as a pure calamity as a way to avail funds below the National Disaster Management Fund. He stated within the meantime the State authorities ought to announce a aid bundle for all displaced individuals, these whose homes had been broken, farmers in addition to poor individuals whose livelihood had been adversely affected by the deluge.

Senior leaders who accompanied the SAD president included Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, Charanjit Singh Brar, Harinderpal Singh Chandumjara, Surjit Singh Rakhra and Jaspal Singh Bittu Chatha.

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