Punjab E News: Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal on Wednesday reviewed the Flood Control arrangements in the light of a contingent plan prepared by all the departments, in the possibility of any flood like situation in the district.   Chairing a high level meeting of all the departments here atDistrict Administrative complex, the Deputy Commissioner under scored the need to put in place a viable mechanism for completing all the flood control arrangements.

He said that round the clock vigil is a must to avoid any sort of untoward incident due to rain. Mr. Sarangal also directed the officials to strengthen flood prone sensitive places to minimize damage in the possibility of excess water being released from the water reservoir. The Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration has already made adequate arrangements to meet any sort of situation in wake of the rainy season. He said that the contingent plan has been prepared by the very department and they were fully equipped to tackle any sort of situation.  He further 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.

The Deputy Commissioner said that he has already passed on directions for setting up Flood Control Rooms at Tehsil level so that coordinated efforts could be made in case of flood like situation. He said that a district level flood control room 01812224417 has already been set up by the administration to ensure 24X7 monitoring of floods. He further said that the Police, Animal Husbandry, Food & Civil Supplies, Power, Forest and other important departments must also set up their control rooms so that people could contact them in any case of emergency.

The Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the arrangements made by Food & Supply, Irrigation, Power, Drainage, Municipal Corporation and Police department for tackling the situation, in case of floods.

He directed the health department to keep their medical teams ready along with the requisite inventory so that any kind of untoward situation. Likewise, the food and civil supplies department was also directed to be ready with dry ration so that it can be distributed in flood affected areas. The deputy commissioner also reviewed arrangements of toilet blocks, recovery vans, deployment of SDRF/NDRF teams, flood fighting equipment, identification of divers at village level, fodder, identification of safe places, preparedness of communication plan, JCB machines, portable water, besides others.

The DC also reviewed the strengthening of embankments of river Satluj and directed the officials to complete all ongoing works before the onset of monsoon. He asked the SDMs to also prepare a contingent plan at sub division level so that a well coordinated approach could be adopted while dealing with floods.

He also directed the officials to stop mining activities from July 1, 2023 across all mining sites along the river Satluj and directed the officials concerned to visit these sites personally. Likewise, he directed the SDMs to inspect maintenance works on the banks of river Satluj. SHOs asked to keep an eye on flood-prone villages so that any kind of flood-like situation could be handled properly.



During the review meeting, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal directed the officials of Municipal Corporation to complete their cleaning works before the rainy season. The DC directed the officials to ensure cleaning of road drainage, sewage systems well in-time by deploying jetting machines. He also asked to lay special emphasis on low-lying areas where water logging is reported previously. Likewise, he asked MCJ to ensure availability of additional water pumps during rains so that water logging can be tackled at all disposals. He further directed Jalandhar MC to submit a detailed report on flood management so that the city does not face water logging during monsoon.