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6,000 acres in Ferozepur under water

With water released in Sutlej river from Harike headworks reaching Ferozepur on Monday,around 6,000 acres of farm land was flooded

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana |
Updated: April 8, 2014 6:13:05 pm

With water released in Sutlej river from Harike headworks reaching Ferozepur on Monday,around 6,000 acres of farm land was flooded.

“While the level of water in the river currently 82,000 cusecs,its capacity is 1.25 lakh cusecs. As of now,the area under the riverbed has been submerged. But the villagers are safe,” DC Manjeet Narang said,adding that locals have been asked not to leave their homes.

Most of the area under water is government owned where farming is carried out. According to officials,once the water level comes down,girdwari will be held to assess the loss.

Meanwhile,a youth had drowned in the Gatti Rajoke area on Sunday. Sonu (20) fell in the river after he slipped. While his body is yet to be found,the DC has announced Rs 1 lakh as relief for the family of Sonu.

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With water level rising,Gatti Rajoke and nearby three to four villages have been cut off from the main road. A temporary bridge used for transportation has collapsed after water level in Sutlej increased. The administration is set to take the Army’s help to get a new bridge constructed.

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