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States battle to stay afloat as floods worsen

DNMUM441600 | 8/21/2019 | Author : Zee Media Newsroom | WC :510

Cabinet secys of Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi chair National Crisis Management Committee meet
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The Punjab government declared a ‘natural calamity’ over the flood situation in the affected villages of the state. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced Rs 100 crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions and directed the Financial Commissioner Revenue to issue the necessary notification at the earliest.
In the past week, the situation has become quite alarming in north Indian states as well with most rivers here flowing well above the danger mark.
Ropar and Phillaur are particularly affected by many villages in these two districts submerged underwater. The Several rivers running through Punjab, including Sutlej, have swollen and some have even overflowed into agricultural and residentia
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