Amid heavy rainfall, the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur has written for the requisition of Army in the district. The letter reads, “there has been a breach in the river Ghaghar at village Phulad, near Makror Sahib, Moonak, district Sangrur at 6:00 AM on 18/07/2019 due to heavy rainfall and high water levels. The breach is around 20 feet but expected to widen.”
Likewise, the authority has asked the assistance of the Army. Furthermore, the letter reads, “The assistance of the Army, including engineers unit, is required in village Phulad, Moonak, District Sangrur in order to plug the breach in the Ghaghar river and protect life and property.”
“The district administration and police forces are already working on the site and the NDRF and SDRF have also been requested for immediate assistance”, reads the letter.
Also, there are some of the duties mentioned in the letter to be performed by the Army. “Provide technical and manpower support in plugging the breach in the Ghaghar river at village Phulad. The location has already been shared with you over WhatsApp”, reads the first task to be performed by the Army.
Another two responsibilities of the army are, “Protection of public property and Maintenance of law and order and public peace.” The office of the Deputy Commissioner has asked for the assistance of the army from Thursday onwards immediately till the situation is brought under control.