After getting clearance from the Election Commission ,the administrations of Ferozepur and Fazilka are all set to distribute Rs 53.5 crore as flood relief funds to affected families. Out of this Rs 33 crore is for Fazilka and Rs 20.5 crore for Ferozepur. The EC had earlier raised objections over the distribution of these funds. Though it will be done sans political leaders,they already planning to take the mileage in door-to-door campaign,revealed party sources. The lack of any relief angered the villagers,with this distribution at least the anger of the villagers will be reduced, said a SAD leader. Ferozepur DC S Karuna Raju said,After getting clearance from the EC,I have given the sanctioned amount to the three SDMs and they will be making sub-committees to distribute the funds. A close check will be done to see whether any politician tries to be in the villages or not.
DC Fazilka,Dr Basant Garg added,I have told the officials to distribute the amount within one week as after that most personnel will be busy with election duties and rehearsals. The amount will provide relief to the two districts as they suffered breach in canals,heavy monsoons and overflowing of water from other areas.