Jalandhar, 4 August(STN)-Deputy Commissioner Mr. Vishesh Sarangal on Friday visited the flood affected villages in Lohian block to review the ongoing special Girdawari process to access the damage caused due to floods in the district.
During his visit to the villages Mehrajwala, Giddarpindi and Kutbewal, Deputy Commissioner said that as per the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, compensation will be given to the flood victims in a minimum possible time.
He said that along with the loss of crops, houses and livestock, the assessment is also being done of
damage to public infrastructure including roads, electricity poles etc so that the rehabilitation work can be accelerated. in the flood-affected villages.
Apart from this, the lands where cultivation would not be possible immediately because of the floods, would also be covered under Gudawari, he added.
DC said that additional 10 patwaris have been assigned to carry out the work in the flood affected area to further accelerate the Girdawari, and the revenue department has been asked to complete this work within 5 days besides submitting a detailed report about loss.
Mr. Sarangal also informed that free saplings of Basmati 1509 and PR 126 were being provided by the Agricultural and Farmers Welfare Department to the farmers whose paddy crop has been damaged.
Meanwhile, while interacting with the farmers, Deputy Commissioner assured them that the district administration will extend every possible help to them to ensure speedy rehabilitation.
It may be mentioned here that around 13000 acres of crop in 40 villages of the district have been affected by floods.
During his visit Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by SDM Rishabh Bansal, and other officials of district administration.