Punjab Floods: Amarinder Singh Announces Rs 100 Crore For Relief Operations, Orders Administration to Expedite Rehabilitation Measures
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and flood situation in state. (Photo Credit: PTI/ANI)

Chandigarh, August 19: With incessant rains hammering Himalayan states and North India for the last couple of days, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state.

Captain Singh visited Ropar in Rupnagar district of the state on Monday to assess the damage caused by floods and speak to the affected people. The Chief Minister also directed the district administrators to take all necessary steps to assist the flood-affected people. Along with this, the Punjab CM also assured the people that the state administration is making all arrangements for their safety. Rains Hammer North India: Death Toll Mounts to 43 as Floods Ravage Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Delhi on Alert

Providing more information, Amarinder Singh took to Twitter and wrote, "Visited Ropar to take stock of the flood situation. 696 people have been rescued from 71 villages till now. @NDRFHQ & @PunjabGovtIndia have deployed 13 boats, 2 divers & 29 JCBs to expedite rescue operations. Have directed DC to take all necessary steps to assist the public."

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Earlier in the day, reports stated that 22 people have died due to heavy rainfall and flood in the past two days in Himachal Pradesh. Death toll in the entire monsoon season reached 43 in the state. While in Uttarakhand, 17 deaths have been reported to a cloudburst in Mori block of Uttarkashi district. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy to heavy rainfall in Dehradun and neighbouring region for the next 48 hours.