Ministers visit rain-hit areas

CHANDIGARH/NANGAL: Reviewing the relief works at rainfall-hit areas in Patiala and Sangrur districts, Punjab Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria today said the government would soon end the flood menace of the Ghaggar, which created havoc in these two districts during monsoon.

Ministers visit rain-hit areas

Sukhbinder Sikh Sarkaria

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/nangal, July 21

Reviewing the relief works at rainfall-hit areas in Patiala and Sangrur districts, Punjab Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria today said the government would soon end the flood menace of the Ghaggar, which created havoc in these two districts during monsoon.

On the concluding day of his two-day visit to the rain-hit areas, Sarkaria today visited Phulad and Khanauri in Sangrur district and Badshahpur and Sirkapra villages in Patiala district and reviewed the ongoing relief works.

He said a special girdawari was being conducted to assess crop loss and the victims would be compensated soon.

Meanwhile, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh and local MP Manish Tewari took stock of the situation at the Bakhra dam during a meeting with senior members of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) here on Sunday.

BBMB officials gave a PowerPoint presentation on the prevailing water situation and power generation in the dam.

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