Prominent Social worker and SSP Rtd. Bhupinder Singh today conducted a visit to take stock of the losses suffered by the residents of Sai (Thangali , Nikowal , Sardari , Tutta wali , Fagla & Moula ) , Raipur , Gopre-basti and many other areas of RS Pura sector and also interacted with the Locals/youth of the area.
While talking with the locals Singh said river & nahlas have breached its embankments in several parts of this area. As a result, heavy rains have caused much flooding in lowland fields which in cost heavy losses to farmers. This has raised many questions about how to manage these crops. Affected fields will contain a lot of debris and plants will have a lot of soil on them. Secondly, Decreased milk production and performance is likely when flood damaged crops are fed.
Singh said earlier the farming community was affected by Pak Firing and now they have suffered with heavy rains and floods. He also requested civil administration for an early assessment of damage to crops due to heavy rains lashing & floods in various parts of the state.
Singh urged the state government to immediately provide relief to the farmers as many irrigation facilities have been destroyed and urgently need repair. We need to help our farmers by doing an early restoration of the water pump sets along with the electric motors and diesel sets have been totally washed away in these flood affected areas and also their electricity bills for the pump sets, used for irrigation purposes be waived off.
Singh also joined the loss assessment revenue team at Raipur , choga , bera and gopre-basti and requested the Sub-divisional Magistrate R.S Pura Sh. Rajinder Sharma to complete the task at an earliest , so as to provide relief well in time.
Singh further said that our government has to protect the interests of farming community and it will not be compromised at any cost. Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy. Food security in India rests heavily on the Public Distribution System (PDS) and the PDS itself cannot be operated unless farmers are given enough support so that they can continue to produce.