CM surveys waterlogged areas
Tarn Taran, September 26
To assess the damage caused by the overflowing Beas, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh surveyed the affected areas of Tarn Taran on Wednesday.
On landing at the Amarkot helipad in Tarn Taran, the Chief Minister was briefed by district officials about the flood situation.
He later met residents of the area and assured them that his government would provide all possible help to those whose crops and houses had been damaged by rains and floods. He said compensation would also be paid for the loss of livestock.
The CM also met the family of Gurbeer Singh (18), who was washed away in an overflowing drain on Monday. He announced a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh for his family.
While directing district officials to closely monitor the situation and ensure timely assistance to people, the CM described the damage to the crops in areas around the Beas as “considerable”.
Allaying fears of farmers that the FCI will not procure their produce due to higher moisture content this year, the CM said he had already taken up the matter with the authorities concerned.
Talking to mediapersons, the CM said a special girdawari would be conducted as soon as the floodwaters recede.
Farmers’ Dharna enters Day 2
Tarn Taran: The dharna of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee in front of the SDM office, Patti, entered the second day on Wednesday. Residents want rainwater drained out from fields which has caused loss to the paddy crop on over 400 acres. SS Sabhra, district president of the committee, said the administration had failed to drain out the water from fields in Soorwind, Ghurkwind, Bhaini Gurmukh Singh and others villages of the Patti subdivision.