Punjab floods

Rs 475 crore kept for flood-ravaged districts in Punjab

Amarinder Singh ordered the officials concerned to prepare comprehensive rehabilitation plans for the flood-ravaged areas.

published on : 29th August 2019

Punjab government announces free wheat seed to flood-hit farmers

Amarinder Singh asked the cooperation department to convert the short-term loans of the flood-affected farmers into medium-term loans.

published on : 26th August 2019

Amarinder 'surprised' over non-inclusion of Punjab in list for flood-situation assessment

The Centre has listed 11 states for IMCT review of the flood damage but Punjab does not find mention in it, even though the state has witnessed large-scale flooding in many areas.

published on : 25th August 2019

Farmers in flood-hit villages along Indo-Pak border caught between devil and deep sea

With a hostile neighbour, Pakistan, on the one side and the ravaging Sutlej on the other, these border residents are yet to taste the fruits of freedom.

published on : 24th August 2019

Amarinder deputes four Punjab ministers to oversee flood relief works

Briefing about the flood situations, Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner (DC) told the Chief Minister that 20 out of 80 flood-affected villages were inundated.

published on : 24th August 2019

As water recedes in flood-hit Punjab, threat of epidemic diseases emerges 

Many people are already affected by diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, fungal infection and skin disease and are being treated at different camps, an official said.

published on : 23rd August 2019

A sea of humanity in flood-ravaged Punjab

Ajaib Singh said there was rise in skin-related diseases in the area owing to contaminated water and poor sanitation.

published on : 23rd August 2019

Punjab to take help from World Bank, ADB for canalising its rivers 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that government will take the technical support of the World Bank and the ADB taking stock of flood-hit area in Sultanpur Lodhi.

published on : 22nd August 2019

Owing to heavy rains vegetable prices soar in Haryana, Punjab 

Traders said tomato prices doubled from Rs 40 to Rs 80 per kg, peas cost Rs 90 per kg to Rs 120 per kg, cauliflower at around Rs 100 per kg from Rs 60-70 per kg earlier.

published on : 22nd August 2019

Food firms sending ration to flood-hit Punjab, says Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

In a statement here, the minister asked the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers as well as volunteers at large to assist her in distribution of the relief material.

published on : 21st August 2019

India released 2 lakh cusecs of water into Pakistan to control floods in Punjab

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has resorted to controlled water release from Bhakra Dam to handle one of the worst floods that have taken place in the last forty years.

published on : 21st August 2019

More than 300 villages in three Punjab districts badly affected by floods

Authorities on Wednesday deployed helicopters to airdrop food and water supplies to the villagers.

published on : 21st August 2019

Cabinet secretary chairs high-level meet to review flooding in Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Delhi

As of now, 28 teams of the National Disaster Response Force are deployed in these states and resources from the Army and the Air Force, have been pressed into service.

published on : 20th August 2019

No fresh spell of rains; flood-like situation continues in Punjab, Haryana

Many villages in Ludhiana, Rupnagar and Jalandhar remained inundated because of breaches in earthen dams of the Sutlej river.

published on : 20th August 2019

Flood-like situation Punjab after incessant rain in some parts

The Ghaggar river overflowed in Patiala, Moga, Mansa, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Faridkot and Bathinda following heavy torrential rainfall, officials said.

published on : 21st July 2019