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Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria directs to accomplish all necessary preparations for flood control by February every year

Water Resources Minister presides high level review meeting with all Deputy Commissioners

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Chandigarh , 08 May 2018

On the directions of Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh, the Water Resources and Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria has strictly directed the senior officials to make all the preparations for flood control in the state from next year by February, as the review meeting scheduled in May does not come out with significant results.Presiding over a high level meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners here at Punjab Bhawan, the Minister said that all the DCs should submit their reports to concerned departments and officials of flood control till January from next year so that all requisite arrangements could be accomplished in the Month of February every year. He asked the Chief Secretary Mr. Karan Avtar Singh to get the funds released on priority basis to the flood hit districts so that works in this regard could be carried out well in time.Seeking detailed information about the rivers, seasonal choe and drains from DCs, Mr. Sarkaria asked them to ensure completion of cleanliness work, where needed, in the districts well in time.The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mr. Karan Avtar Singh, Financial Commissioner Revenue Mrs. Vinni Mahajan, Principal Secretary Finance Mr. Anirudh Tiwari, Principal Secretary Water Resources Mr. Jaspal Singh, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, senior officers of different departments and all Deputy Commissioners of the state.Meanwhile, speaking with the media persons the Water Resources Minister reiterated his resolve that state had adequate arrangements to meet any sort of flood like situation. He said that though there was shortage of funds but State would leave no stone unturned to ensure requisite arrangements and preparedness for flood control. He informed that directions have been issued to authorities concerned for making needful preparations by June end to avert any untoward incident in the wake of floods and this process would be implemented more efficaciously from next year. 

 

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