Punjab Floods

Punjab Floods News

Punjab stares at deficit rainfall despite monsoon floods

According to month-wise details. in June Punjab’s rainfall record was 25 mm against the required 50.4 mm for that month which was 50 per cent below normal. In July.

Jalandhar: Free seeds, diesel, fertilisers for farmers in flood-hit villages

In past few days, this organisation has covered 196 farmers in three villages of Jalandhar including Nall, Kalu Mandi and Kang Kalan, while a list of three more villages has been prepared.


Punjab pegs flood loss at Rs 1,200 crore as central team assessed damage

People in several Punjab districts, including Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ferozepur, Rupnagar, Moga and Ludhiana, have lost their houses, belongings and standing crops in the recent floods, which are said to be the worst since 1988.

Punjab floods: In Ferozepur, fresh embankment erosion, fields face flooding threat

A similar erosion occurred at Tendiwala village close to Indo-Pak border earlier for which a ring bundh was made so as to strengthen the embankment as up to 15 feet erosion had happened in river bed.

Jalandhar: Sutlej breach reopens less than 24 hours after being plugged

The district administration on Monday had patted its back for completing the plugging after eight days work with the help of the Army and the Drainage Department.

Explained: Why rain fury is not the only culprit behind Punjab floods

Experts in the Drainage Department say that a large portion of rivers like Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Ghaggar lack embankments at several places. Besides these rivers, several choes, nadies, and khads also criss-cross Punjab which also create huge destruction.


Punjab floods: Kar Sewaks plug flow of water towards Jania breach

The work was done under the guidance of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) member and National Green Tribunal (NGT) monitoring committee member Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal.

Punjab floods: Receeding water reveals more breaches — count reaches 34

The Drainage Department has now proposed enhancing the capacity of Sutlej river to three lakh cusecs. Currently, the river has the capacity to carry two lakh cusecs water.

Farmers demand compensation for damaged equipment

Out of affected 187 villages in Jalandhar and Kapurthala, around 100 villages — including 39 of Kapurthala — are such where the flood water entered people’s houses.

Govt to provide flood-hit farmers free wheat seeds

As part of the post-flood Action Plan, exhaustive guidelines were issued to district administration of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ropar, Ferozepur, Ludhiana, Fazilka and Moga.