CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sanctioned Rs.130 crore for execution of varied flood protection works throughout the state and directed the irrigation and income departments to make sure their completion earlier than the onset of the monsoon season.
Chairing a gathering of the State Flood Control Board via video conferencing, Captain Amarinder Singh additionally ordered to position Rs. 10 crore on the disposal of the Deputy Commissioners of flood susceptible districts to take care of any emergent state of affairs arising attributable to heavy rains/floods. The Chief Minister directed the DCs of the flood susceptible districts to prioritize their duties and submit the listing of initiatives requiring instant consideration to the finance division for sanctioning of the funds.
He additionally directed the DCs to undertake desilting and cleansing of drains in session with the Water Resources Department. He mentioned all such works needs to be taken up instantly and it needs to be ensured that they’re accomplished earlier than the onset of the monsoon seasons.
The Chief Minister additionally requested the officers to make sure well timed and correct cleansing of metropolis drains to forestall water logging in city areas.
While reviewing the standing of reservoirs and dams within the State, the Chief Minister expressed concern over the prevailing low ranges of water, which he mentioned was the bottom prior to now 40 years.
Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan underscored the necessity to perform the mandatory works with a holistic strategy and in addition discover the opportunity of executing works beneath MGNREGA and different Government Schemes.
The assembly was knowledgeable by Financial Commissioner Revenue Viswajeet Khanna that Rs.130 crore had been earmarked within the Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to satisfy any exigency arising out of floods, thereby offering aid to the affected folks as compensation in lieu of harm prompted to the standing crops, homes, cattle, apart from loss to life and property.
The assembly was additionally attended by Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Principal Secretary Finance KAP Sinha, and Principal Secretary Water Resources Sarvjit Singh, apart from Deputy Commissioners.