Kapurthala August 19
Army and NDRF teams today rescued 150 more persons from the mand areas of village Baupur falling under Sultanpurlodhi .The rescue operation is still continued to save the lives of more than 60 marooned persons living in the deras inside dhussi bund said Deputy Commissioner Captain Karnail Singh adding that both the teams have rescued 450 persons within three days.
He told PTI that six teams of Army and NDRF were also doing relief work and supplying cooked food with the help of motorboats to the marooned persons in the mand areas.
He further told that there are 50 to 60 persons mostly male adults are reluctant to leave their houses in the mand areas of Sultanpurlodhi despite the persuasion by the district authorities for the reasons best known to them.
Punjab Government Irrigation Principal Secretary Krishan kumar along with a team of the officers of drainage department today visited the Goindwal bridge to assess the damage caused by floods and later went to hari ke pattan to check the discharge of Beas river .
Forty five villages have been affected by the flood waters of Beas river and paddy crops sown in the affected villages have been submerged under four to five feet of water .
DC Claimed that flood water of Beas river has started receding and Beas river is flowing below 2 lakh cusecs.
He also claimed that flood situation in the district was under control and would further improve in the next two days.
Meanwhile Environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and his followers are making all out efforts to save 900 foot wide breach plugged by them with help of villagers at village Jatta Mundi near village lohian as fresh floods in the Sutluj river is posing a threat to it .