CM BREAKS JINX, INSTEAD OF ARIAL SURVEY RUSH IN FLOOD WATER TO OVERSEE RELIEF OPERATIONS
Sangrur: Breaking the jinx of CM inspecting the water logged fields through aerial surveys, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today inspected the relief operations by himself testing the waters.
Clad in white Kurta Pyjama, the Chief Minister, accompanied by senior officers of the state government and district administration, rushed into the water logged fields to oversee the relief measures during his visit to flood affected areas of Ghaggar river. Bhagwant Mann remained inside the water logged fields and monitored the operations through movement of the JCB. He asked the officers to remain in the field and ensure that people don’t face any problem.
The Chief Minister said that even advanced countries like USA, Spain and others are facing problem of floods adding that nature has played havoc with the state. He said that incessant rains in the hill states and Punjab has brought this situation in the state. However, Bhagwant Mann said that his government is committed to bail out the people in this hour of grave crisis and no stone will be left unturned for this noble cause.
The Chief Minister said that human life is most important due to which every effort is being made to safeguard it. He asked the people residing in low lying and flood prone areas to move to safe places so that their safety can be ensured. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government is duty bound to ensure that people do not face any sort of inconvenience.
The Chief Minister said that it is not the time for politicising this issue rather all Punjabis should join hand for combatting this natural disaster. Bhagwant Mann said that unlike his predecessors he is not making rounds on helicopter for cosmetic assessment of the situation but he is in the field to take stock of the real condition at the ground level. He said that the situation is alarming but still the state government is making every effort to minimise the loss of people.
The Chief Minister also said that a special girdawari will be conducted 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.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said that people should not get panic as the state government is there to serve them by keeping a regular tab on the situation arising in the aftermath of the incessant rains across the state. He said that it is a natural calamity and will be combated well with the fulsome support and cooperation of one and all adding that the state government is with the people of Punjab in this hour of crisis and no stone will be left unturned for bailing out the people from this situation. Bhagwant Mann appealed to the people to not worry about anything as the state government is already making concerted efforts to normalise the situation.
The Chief Minister said that he is personally reviewing the situation every minute and from every corner of the state. He said that heavy downpour of water is beyond the control of any individual but every effort is being made to ensure that people do not face any sort of inconvenience. Bhagwant Mann said that already all the Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and the officers are in their respective areas and reaching out to the needy people in this hour of grave crisis.