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Information and Public Relations Department Punjab Normalcy in marooned villages of Jalandhar within a week

Chandigarh/ Jalandhar, August 25 :

Setting a deadline to bring back life on track in the flood affected villages of Jalandhar,
all the departments have been directed to pull up their socks for restoring normalcy in
such villages, within a week, informed the official spokesman of Government of Punjab.

Since the water is receding, the district administration needs to make a concrete plan
for ensuring that life was put on normal mode in the coming seven days. The Deputy
Director Local Government, Mandi Board and Rural Development departments are to
ensure cleanliness in all the marooned villages. The sanitation and hygiene must be
ensured to check the spread of diseases in the villages. In the meanwhile, Mandi Board
and Rural Development Department is also required to make the necessary
arrangements for immediate repair of roads in order to make them motorable. The
Animal Husbandry department may locate the dead animals and ensure their early
burial, said he.

Simultaneously, more fogging machines must be pumped in to check the spread of
water borne disease and the Food and Civil Supply Department is to ensure the supply
of potable drinking water to affected villages for next fortnight. Proper supply of fodder
and cattle feed for the animals is also to be ensured by the concerned department.
Likewise, he said that the PSPCL must embark a major drive to restore power supply at
the earliest.

It is pertinent to mention that the in a major relief to the marooned people of flood-hit
villages in Shahkot sub-division, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has
successfully restored the power supply in 11 out of 21 villages of the district on Sunday,
including Gatti Raipur, Gatti Bakhsh, Kamaalpur, Jakkapur, Kakkar Kalan, Fatehpur,
Nawan Pind Khalewal, Kang Khurd, Jalalpur, Sardarwala and Kotha. The electricity will
also be restored in the remaining 10 villages as the water recedes further. Supply of 66
KV sub station Meharajwala under Shahkot (Jallandhar ) which was effected due
to floods has also been restored late in the evening.
No. PR/2019/726/Ruchi Kalra/97800-36122

Issued By Public Relation Department

Punjab Govt.