Chandigarh, July 13, 2023: As per media reports 1,058 villages in 14 districts of Punjab have been ravaged by the flood fury with Roopnagar accounting for majority of them. an official press note said here today.
According to the news published in The Tribune A spokesperson said out of total 1,058 affected villages, 364 were in Roopnagar, 268 in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, 250 in Patiala, 71 in Jalandhar, 30 in Moga, 25 in Hoshiarpur, 16 in Ludhiana, six in Tarn Taran and three each in Sangrur and Ferozepur.
Three persons died during the past 24 hours. They hailed from Faridkot. Till now, 49 houses have been completely destroyed, while 180 have suffered partial damage.
Many cows, buffaloes, poultry, pigs and goats have also reportedly died across the state. At the Brahman Majra, Sirhind and Fatehgarh Sahib gaushalas, 800 bovines have been saved through rescue operations.
The Relief and Rehabilitation Department has organised 127 camps, in Ropar, Moga, Ludhiana, Mohali, SBS Nagar, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Hoshiarpur, Tarn Taran and Jalandhar so far.
The Animal Husbandry Department has deployed rapid response teams in flood-affected areas.