Punjab pegs flood loss at Rs 1,200 crore as central team assessed damage
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- A seven-member inter-ministerial central team that visited Punjab Thursday to assess the damage caused by floods in various districts of the state last month has been told that the state has suffered a cumulative loss of Rs 1219.23 crore.
- The team led by Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Anuj Sharma met top officials of the Punjab government here.
- Punjab Special Chief Secretary (Revenue) Karanbir Singh Sidhu briefed the team about the devastation caused and the post-deluge relief measures undertaken by the state government.
- He also informed the central team about the widespread destruction in the entire belts of the Sutlej, Beas and the Ravi rivers and the districts of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Roopnagar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ferozepur, Ludhiana, Moga, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Tarn Taran, it added.