Something went wrong with the connection!
 Breaking News

Pak opens headworks gates, 17 villages of Punjab’s Ferozepur flooded

Pak opens headworks gates, 17 villages of Punjab’s Ferozepur flooded
August 22
16:23 2019

CHANDIGARH: As many as 17 villages of Punjab’s border district Ferozepur were flooded after Pakistan opened headworks gates in its area on the Sutlej river, an official said on Thursday.
Several villages of Ferozepur are already inundated because of the recent rains and breaches in embankments of the Sutlej river.

“With the opening of gates of headworks (used for regulating water flow) in Kasur area by Pakistan, 17 villages in our side (located near Indo-Pak border) have been affected,” Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur, Chander Gaind said.

He said the water released by leather tanneries in Pakistan’s Kasur district into the river contained pollutants .
“Polluted water of tanneries of Pakistan was also added into the river water, which is the main cause of cancer,” he said.

Kasur district, which is part of Pakistan’s Punjab province, is known for leather tanneries.
A few days back, Pakistan had accused India of releasing about 2,00,000 cusecs of water into the Sutlej river without any intimation, causing flood-like situation in various areas in the country.

Gaind said the teams of the Army and the NDRF are carrying out rescue and rehabilitation works in the affected areas. “Motor boats have been pressed into service for carrying out rescue operations,” he said. PTI

Comments

comments

Related Articles

Polls

Can Modi's Houston event boost Trump's re-election chances?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

E-paper Latest Edition

Subscribe to our Digital Edition

Epaper

ADVERTISEMENT – INKASA INTERIORS

Inkasa Interiors | Interior Designer in Delhi

ADVERTISEMENT – Ponderosa Homes

Ponderosa Homes

50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

50-ad-Indiapost

It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

ADVERTISEMENT – Star Tours

Star Tours

ADVERTISEMENT – Global Holidays

Global Holidays Early Bird Discounts

POPULAR CATEGORIES

Follow us On Twitter

Happy teachers day to all the teachers who somehow, somewhere not only invested their time into us but also taught… https://t.co/Ni7FTFD6O9
h J R
@Indiapost_News
Our deepest sympathy to Shri Jagannath Mishra's family. In this time of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with th… https://t.co/ygCPRNu1Ps
h J R
@Indiapost_News
Not all parts of Article 370 to be valid in Jammu & Kashmir: Home Minister Amit Shah. @AmitShah @narendramodihttps://t.co/zkrf5wfpHm
h J R
@Indiapost_News
New York’s India Day Parade to honour valour, the sacrifice of Armed Forces Read: https://t.co/PZwBYlrPDWhttps://t.co/YNNjkxtG5s
h J R
@Indiapost_News

Facebook

Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email

Download Media Kit

India Post Media Kit