Punjab, Haryana ramp up infrastructure repair & relief work, toll rises to 62 | India News

CHANDIGARH: No less than 62 individuals misplaced their lives in rain-related incidents in Punjab and Haryana throughout the latest spell of torrential downpour that battered components of northern India, officers mentioned on Sunday.
With floodwaters receding in lots of areas of the 2 states, authorities have began engaged on restoring energy and water provides and repairing broken infrastructure in flood-hit areas, they mentioned.
Reduction work was nonetheless underway in a number of locations, together with Sangrur and Patiala districts of Punjab, and breaches in earthen embankments alongside the Ghaggar river are being repaired.
Punjab Training Minister Harjot Singh Bains on Sunday mentioned colleges that had been ordered to be closed until Sunday will reopen from July 17.
He additionally requested deputy commissioners to take choices at their very own ranges in case any faculty is waterlogged or broken.
A number of districts of Punjab and Haryana had been battered by heavy downpour final week that has left regular life paralysed.
In line with official knowledge, 32 individuals have died in Punjab due to rain-related incidents and 30 in neighbouring Haryana.
Over 26,000 individuals have up to now been evacuated to safer locations from waterlogged areas in flood-hit districts of Punjab and greater than 5,917 in Haryana.
The floods attributable to the rain have affected 15 districts in Punjab and 13 in Haryana.
The well being division has been requested to take steps to forestall the outbreak of any water and vector-borne illnesses within the flood-affected areas, the officers mentioned.
The water stage on the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana’s Yamunanagar was 54,282 cusecs at 8 am which later rose to 81,430 cusecs at 2 pm after which dropped to 61,592 cusecs at 5 pm.
Chatting with reporters in Rohtak on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hit out on the AAP management for blaming his state over floods in components of Delhi, saying the blame sport is neither within the curiosity of humanity, the state nor the nation.
AAP leaders have alleged that the BJP-led authorities in Haryana launched extreme water from the barrage which flooded the Yamuna river, with water flowing onto the streets and roads of the nationwide capital.
The officers mentioned efforts had been underway to plug the breach that appeared alongside the Ghaggar river in Punjab’s Mansa. The breach was fashioned on Saturday in an embankment close to the Chandpura bundh within the Budhlada sub-division of.
The breach triggered water from the river to enter the fields within the district’s Gorakhnath and Birewala Dogran villages. It’s feared that water could enter different villages as effectively, the officers mentioned.
The Mansa district administration has already arrange a number of aid camps for flood-affected individuals, they mentioned, including that the ravaging Ghaggar has additionally inundated swathes of agricultural fields in Haryana’s Fatehabad district.
In Punjab’s Hoshiarpur, a number of villages within the Dasuya sub-division had been inundated following heavy in a single day rain, prompting authorities to shift some residents to safer locations, the officers mentioned on Sunday.
Patiala Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney mentioned the administration has began work on resuming the provision of consuming water, restoring electrical energy, and repairing the broken infrastructure.
“Now we have gone via a troublesome scenario collectively and as issues slowly return to normalcy, I wish to thank each individual for his or her endurance and cooperation throughout this time,” Sawhney mentioned to the individuals of Patiala.
In Sangrur, the Moonak and Khanauri areas had been the worst affected with a swollen Ghaggar inundating huge tracts of land.
Deputy Commissioner Jitendra Jorwal mentioned water has began receding regularly within the Ghaggar river and the district administration has repeatedly been making an attempt to plug the breaches.
In Kapurthala, because the water stage within the flood-affected areas in Sultanpur Lodhi began receding, the district administration mentioned it’s totally geared as much as implement measures to forestall water-borne illnesses.
Public bulletins had been additionally being made in flood-hit areas, asking individuals to boil water earlier than consuming.
The authorities had been additionally offering cattle feed and fodder in flood-hit areas.
In Punjab, a complete of 148 aid camps are functioning the place 3,731 individuals have been sheltered, the officers mentioned.
A complete of 1,414 villages in 15 districts have been affected by floods within the state, they mentioned.
In the meantime, Khattar mentioned a report of evaluation of the losses triggered to life and property within the state is predicted to come back from affected districts within the subsequent two days.
“However in accordance with the data up to now, 30 individuals have misplaced their lives, 133 homes have been fully broken, 183 homes partially broken and 110 animals have died..,” he mentioned.
Khattar mentioned farmers will likely be requested to register their losses on the ‘e-fasal Kshatipoorti’ portal and after that, a survey will likely be completed.
In Haryana, 5,917 individuals have up to now been evacuated to secure locations with practically 1,300 villages being ravaged by the floods.
Thirty-seven aid camps have been opened within the state the place 2,852 individuals have taken shelter, in accordance with Haryana authorities knowledge up to date until 5 pm on Sunday.
The federal government mentioned 1.72 lakh hectares of agricultural space had been destroyed within the floods.

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