Punjab floods: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Sultanpur Lodhi, Nawanshahr, Ludhiana, Phillaur, Shahkot and Lohian to inspect the current conditions. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has earlier written to Prime Minister seeking Rs 1000 cr special package to address the losses triggered by the floods caused due to the incessant rainfall and the rise in the water level of the rivers.
Did the aerial survey of Nawanshahr, Ludhiana, Phillaur, Shahkot & Lohian. A total of 30,000 people are impacted & crop damage reported in 108 villages. There are 14 breaches in Satluj. Considering the seriousness of the breaches Army's help has been sought. pic.twitter.com/v3R7zYJswL
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 22, 2019
Captain Amarinder Singh also urged PM Narendra Modi to instruct the concerned authorities to waive off the crop loans availed by the farmers in the affected villages during the current cropping season. Likewise, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh earlier, announced Rs 100 crore as the relief fund for the rehabilitation measures in the flood-affected areas of Punjab.
Similarly, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal is also scheduled to visit the flood-affected areas of Sultanpur Lodhi for the inspection purpose. So far, 60 people have been rescued in Sultanpur Lodhi, while there are some who are still stranded. The rescue operation is still underway. The areas of Jalandhar, Phillaur, Sultanpur Lodhi are still looking for the sigh of relief, as many of them are still stranded.