IEP Chandigarh, July 20
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday reiterated the firm commitment of the state government to bail out people in flood affected districts and said that he is regularly monitoring the situation unfolding in the state from Pathankot to Sardulgarh. The Chief Minister said that he is personally overseeing the entire situation in the state due to the floods. He said that the state government is duty bound to ensure relief to the masses and no stone will be left unturned for this noble cause. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government is solidly with the people in hour of distress and they are being provided succour by all means. The Chief Minister said that the Ministers, high officers and other administrative machinery of the state government is already in the field to help the people.
He said that massive relief and rescue operations are already going on in the flood torn districts to ensure that people do not face any sort of problem. Bhagwant Mann also lauded the NGOs and other social organisations who are serving the people zealously in this hour of grave crisis. The Chief Minister said that special thrust is being laid to ensure relief in the flood affected areas of the state so that people do not face any sort of problem. Bhagwant Mann said that priority is being given to carry rescue and relief work in the badly affected areas of the state. He said that the state government is committed for ensuring the safety and security of the people in this period of distress. The Chief Minister said that the state government will compensate people for loss of every single penny adding that he had already ordered a special girdawari to ascertain the loss of crops, houses and others due to heavy rainfall in the state. He said that detailed instructions have been issued to the Deputy Commissioners to immediately carry out girdawari in the areas lashed by rains to ascertain damage caused to crops, houses, animals and others on priority. Bhagwant Mann assured the people that the government is committed to safeguarding their interests against nature’s fury.