Punjab Government will fully compensate people suffered by people due to floods: Anurag Verma

Chandigarh :  Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led State Government stands with its people in the difficult times caused by floods and is committed to fully compensate them for the loss of the people of the state. It was disclosed by Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Anurag Verma in a press communiqué after a video conferencing meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners along with the top officials.

The Chief Secretary instructed all the Deputy Commissioners to complete this work on time by following the orders given by the Chief Minister of Special Girdawari by August 15. He said that the work of Girdawari in the field should be done with complete fairness and transparency. The Deputy Commissioners should also ensure that according to the instructions of the Chief Minister, the work of Girdawari should be done on the spot.

The Chief Secretary also instructed the Deputy Commissioners and SDMs to personally visit the spot. Apart from this, compensation for loss of life and property should be given immediately. He asked the Deputy Commissioners to immediately dispose of the pending compensation cases while taking the district wise report of the compensation and Girdawari work.

Anurag Verma said that the farmers whose paddy crops were damaged due to floods are being given free paddy saplings by the State Government. He told the DCs that wherever there is a problem in the availability of paddy sapling, they should immediately contact the Agriculture Department. In this regard, Secretary Agriculture Arshdeep Singh Thind is the nodal officer. He asked all the districts to send progress reports of Girdawari, compensation and damages to the headquarters on daily basis.

The meeting was attended by Special Chief Secretary Revenue KAP Sinha, Principal Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation DK Tiwari, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare VP Singh, Principal Secretary Water Resources Krishan Kumar, Secretary PWD Nilkanth S Avhad, Secretary Information and Public Relations Malwinder Singh Jaggi, Secretary Agriculture Arshdeep Singh Thind, Director General School Education Vinay Bublani, CMD PSPCL Baldev Singh Sran.