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District administration ropes in mgnrega workers for strengthening Sutlej River's embankments

Sameer Kaura | July 03, 2020 10:52 AM

PHILLAUR:The district administration has roped in MGNREGA workers for strengthening the embankments along with Sutlej River in three sub-divisions including Phillaur, Nakodar and Shahkot Sub-Divisions before the advent of the rainy season.
On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, the SDMs have been regularly visiting the all the critical points sand officials from drainage department are already in the fields to ensure the work completes soon.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that MGNREGA workers have been deployed at all the sensitive points along with the river to ensure all these flood protections works get finished well before the time. He said that the MGNREGA workers are working under the supervision of engineers of the drainage department at all vulnerable points.
He said that the joint teams of drainage and panchayat department are working round the clock at all the critical points.
He said that there was no dearth of funds for this purpose and more resources along with the funds would be pumped in if required. Thori said that the top priority was to ensure that the vulnerable points along with river Satluj were strengthened at every cost to ensure that there was no loss to life and property of people.
He said that the district administration has already made adequate arrangements to meet any sort of situation in the wake of the rainy season.
Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration was fully vigil, so as to avoid any sort of untoward incident due to ensuing rainy season. The Deputy Commissioner said that the contingent plan has been prepared by every department and they were fully equipped to tackle any sort of situation.
Thori said that evacuation plan, in case of flood, has already been finalized and the sensitive places have been identified along with the safe places where the residents of flood-prone areas would be shifted if required.

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