IEP Chandigarh, August 4
Reiterating the firm commitment of state government to compensate people for loss of every single penny due to floods, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday reviewed the progress of ongoing ‘Special Girdawari’ in the state. Chairing a meeting here at his office in Punjab Civil Secretariat I, the Chief Minister said that the Punjab government is duty bound for compensating the people in wake of floods across the state. He said that there is no dearth of funds with the state government for this purpose and every effort will be made to give relief to the flood hit people. Bhagwant Mann said that he had himself took first hand information by visiting the marooned areas of the state and now no stone is being left unturned for giving succour to people of flood affected districts. The Chief Minister said that he has already ordered a special Girdawari to ascertain the loss incurred to people due to floods in the state. He said that the officers have been directed to ensure that the Special Girdawari is completed by August 15 by all means. Bhagwant Mann assured the people that his government will compensate the people for every loss of crop, cattle, house or anything. The Chief Minister said that 1495 villages in the 19 districts of the state have been affected badly by floods. He said that as per the reports 44 people have lost their lives, 22 were injured, 391 houses have been fully damaged and 878 have been partially damaged besides 1277 people were lodged in 159 relief camps during floods. Bhagwant Mann said that In order to compensate these people for loss of every single penny the Special Girdwari will be completed by August 15. Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa, Chief Secretary Anurag Verma and others.