2.4 lakh hectares of crops submerged in Punjab, 222 villages of Haryana cut off from cities

Pankaj Prasad
Floods in Punjab and Haryana
Floods in Punjab and Haryana

About 2.40 lakh hectares of paddy crop has been damaged due to floods in Punjab.

About 2.40 lakh hectares of paddy crop has been damaged due to floods in Punjab. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has announced that over 83,000 hectares will be re-sown. For this, free paneer will be distributed to the farmers in four-five days. Yamuna floods in Delhi on Friday inundated several important roads connecting east with the rest of Delhi. Due to this, the ITO and Geeta Colony bridges had to be closed, while the movement on Signature Bridge and Shastri Park was closed on Thursday. The result of this was that the distance of Delhi on both sides of the Yamuna increased.

On the other hand, 13 districts of Haryana are still in the grip of floods. 982 villages have been submerged. Of these, 222 villages have been cut off from the district headquarters for five days. On Friday, Air Force helicopters delivered relief material to several villages in Kaithal area. CM Mann on Friday reviewed the rescue operations in flood affected areas of Ferozepur and Jalandhar districts. Said that in case of house collapse due to floods, the government will give Rs 1.25 lakh compensation to the victims and Rs one lakh for the loss caused due to collapse of cattle sheds.

20 have died so far: Haryana government

The Haryana government admitted that 20 people have died so far in flood-related incidents. A day earlier this figure was 16. Three people are still missing.

Rivers overflowed in Assam

The risk of flood in low-lying areas of Assam has increased due to the release of water from the Kurichhu Dam in Bhutan. The rivers are in spate due to continuous rains. Flood situation is brewing in Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Nalbari, Tamulpur and Tinsukia.

Landslide in sikkim

Landslides triggered by heavy rains in Sikkim cut off north and east Sikkim as well as the strategically important Nathula Pass from the rest of the state. Officials are trying to restore connectivity at the earliest.

Himachal: 10,000 more tourists evacuated, two bodies recovered

A week after heavy rains wreaked havoc in Kullu-Manali and Mandi, the police on Friday started a search operation in search of missing people and vehicles washed away in the Beas river. From Manali to Mandi every nook and corner of Beas will be explored. Dozens of people are still being reported missing. On the other hand, bodies of two youths from Joginder Nagar have been found in Patlikuhal, while one youth is missing. All three were washed away in the flood caused by cloudburst in Kullu. All three are taxi drivers. The bodies of Lavkesh Thakur, resident of Nagan village of Jogindernagar and Chandoj, resident of Sundar have been recovered. The search for the third youth, Narendra, is on. At the same time, the dead body found in Mandi has been confirmed to be that of the driver of PRTC. 10,000 more tourists stranded in Kullu district have been safely evacuated and sent to their homes.

Center will help Himachal Pradesh whole heartedly: Nadda

Kullu / Mandi. BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda and Union Minister Anurag Thakur arrived on Friday to take stock of the damage caused by heavy rains and floods in District Kullu and Mandi. Nadda said that the central government will extend all possible help to Himachal Pradesh for flood damage, relief and rehabilitation. Said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent it to take stock. Himachal's roads will also be repaired as soon as possible, for this separate financial assistance will be given.