IEP Chandigarh, July 13
Due to heavy rains in Punjab, the rivers are overflowing and there are incidents of breaching at some places. Seeing the accidents that happened when the local people plugged the breaches at their level, Water Resources Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer has appealed to the people living on the banks of the overflowing rivers to coordinate with the local district civil and police administration, Army, NDRF and Water Resources department officials to carry out rescue operations. Meet Hayer said that saving human lives is the top priority. While appreciating the courage of the people working at their level, he said that self-defence is the most important thing while plugging the breaches. He said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the entire government machinery is engaged in the service of the people day and night. The water resources department has arranged sandbags and empty bags. Army and NDRF jawans are also actively helping the local administration. The Water Resources minister said that due to heavy rains in the hills and the state, such a situation has arisen after many years and all the rivers are running beyond their capacity also overflowed in many places. Similarly, there have been incidents of breaching in some places. In such a situation, people are requested to take technical help by coordinating with the local administration instead of plugging the breaches themselves so that no one’s life is lost. It is very important to rescue the people from water logged areas. In this difficult time, the government is standing with the people and saving the human life at all costs as every life is precious.