Central team arrives today; state pegs loss at Rs 1,216 cr
- The state government suffered damages worth Rs 1216.39 crore in 11 districts of the state because of the heavy discharge of water last month. As many as six persons lost their lives, 1,400 suffered injuries, over 2,400 were evacuated from areas spread over 1 lakh acres and relief has been provided to over 1,530 families.
- Standing paddy crop in 794 villages worth Rs 506.06 crore; maize Rs 31.82 crore; sugarcane Rs 21.40 crore and horticulture crops worth Rs 16.44 crore were damaged in floods.
- Even as the government has given orders for a special crop damage assessment (girdawari) in these districts, waterloggiong continues to haunt villagers.
- These are the findings of the report prepared by the state government to be submitted to the inter- ministerial central team that will be coming to assess the damage caused by floods in Punjab on Thursday. The team will be visiting the state for two days.