Crops damaged in punjab village after cloudburst

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Rupnagar, June 27 (UNI) Standing crops and house hold goods were damaged in village Khad Bathlaur situated on Rupnagar-Nurpur Bedi road about eight kilometers from here due to breach in the check dam of the village following a cloudburst in the area today.

According to reports cloud burst occurred in wee hours in Khad Bathlaur area today that caused a breach in check dam constructed by the soil conservation department there.

As a result of breach the flood waters entered the village and damaged the paddy and maize crops and also household goods of the residents. There was no report of any loss of life in the floods.

Rupnagar Deputy Commissioner B.Purushartha, SSP P.K.Sinha,Additional Deputy Commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind visited the village along with concerned officials to inspect the relief operations and breached site and damage caused to crops and household goods.

Deputy Commissioner has ordered special Girdawari to asses the loss caused due to floods in the village for providing compensation to the affected people.

He said that arrangements had been made to provide various facilities including food, water and medical facility to the affected residents.


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