Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked all the Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) to submit detailed estimates for flood protection in work in their respective sub divisions.
Chairing a meeting here at his office to review the flood preparation arrangements, the Deputy Commissioner said that the heavy snowfall in the hills during the current winters was an alarm bell for all of us as it could create trouble when this snow melts in summer.
He said that since the district has already witnessed floods due to breach on the banks of river Satluj in last year, so the administration has to be cautious this year too. Mr Sharma said that a detailed estimate of flood protection has to be submitted to the state government so that this work was completed before advent of monsoon season.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the SDMs to minutely prepare the detailed estimates of flood protection works for the areas on the banks of river Satluj. He said that this would help in ensuring a foolproof mechanism to prevent the loss of life, property or cattle in coming monsoons. Sharma said that the proposals must incorporate works of strengthening the embankments of the river and the straightening/ strengthening of embankments constructed during the floods in 2019.
The Deputy Commissioner said that these estimates would be sent to the state government for its approval and subsequently the work would be kicked off at the war footing. He told the officers that any sort of callousness in this cause was totally unwarranted and undesirable. Mr Sharma said that he would be personally overseeing this work regularly for its timely starting and completion.
On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrates Amit Kumar, Rahul Sindhu, Dr Sanjiv Sharma and Vineet Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Hardeep Singh, District Revenue Officer Jashanjit Singh, Executive Engineers Ajit Singh Rai and Ram Rattan besides others were also present.