ANNUAL REPORTS ON NATURAL CALAMITIES   FOR THE YEAR

1999-00           2000-01          

 


GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB

 

REPORT ON NATURAL CALAMITIES 1999-2000

 

(I)        CALAMITY : (see Annexure-A)

(a)                Tupe of calamity : Floods / Hailstorm / Fire

(b)               Time, date(s) of occurrence : July-August 1999

(c)                Magnitude & impact : As per the table below :

 

SN

District

Date of Occurrence

Type and Magnitude

No. of Villages Affected

Area Affected (Acres)

Population Affected

1

Ropar

29/7/99

Flood/Moderate

3

27

Small

2

Moga

22/3/00

Hailstorm/Moderate

2

224

Small

3

Sangrur

23/7/99

Fllod/Moderate

6

1907

Small

4

Ferozepur

Rabi 1999

Waterlogging/Moderate

13

2602

Small

 

(II)       DAMAGE :     (see Annexure A)

(a)                Human population

(i)         Number of lives lost :    11

(ii)                Number of persons injured:  Nil

(b)               Animals perished : Nil

(c)                Residential houses damaged : 15

(i)                  Fully : 9

(ii)                Partially : 6

(d)               Agriculture

(i)                  Cropped area damaged (In lakh ha.) : 4760 Acres (1904 Ha)

(ii)                Production affected (In lakh tonnes) : About 15,000

(e)                Damage to infrastructure: Not Much

(i)                  Roads (separate details of National Highways, State Roads, district roads and municipal roads)

(ii)                Bridges (as above)

(iii)               Government buildings

(iv)              School buildings

(v)                Industries

(vi)              Power Telecommunication

(vii)             Railways

(viii)           Private properties

(ix)              Any other (please specify)

(f)                 Loss assessment in terms of money (sector-wise details to be supplied : Not Much

 

(III)     RELIEF MEASURES :

            (a)        Steps taken by the State Government

(i)                  Financial relief to victims etc. : Actual requirement is given in Annexure-A. The amount disbursed so far is as follows:

o       Gratuitous Relief for Crop Loss :           Rs. 11.94 Lacs

o       Ex-gratia for loss of life                         :           Rs. 2.00 Lacs

o       Assistance for loss of houses                 :           Rs. 0.25 lacs

            (ii)        Rescue and relief :         Rs. 1.59 Lacs

(ii)                Restoration: Rs.27.41 Crore (This amount was spent on restoring the flood protection works damaged during the previous year.)

(b)        Assistance provided by the Government of India: Nil (Except for its contribution to CRF)

(i)                  Financial

(ii)                Logistic

( c )      External assistance if any including UN Bodies : Nil

(d)        Local assistance by NGOs and other agencies:              Nil

 

(IV)     PREPAREDNESS :

(a)        Preventive action taken and its benefits : The government executed flood protection works ahead of the flood season.

(b)        Long term measures taken/proposed to be taken :  The state government executed a number of capital projects for controlling floods on permanent basis. New Drains were executed and some of the drains were reconditions. Embankments, spurs and studs were constructed to take the river water flow. The total cost of the projects was Rs. 81.00 crores and this amount was made available from the state budget.

(c )       Community participation and awareness programmes : Tree plantation work was done in the river banks/bunds with the help of the people.

 

(V)       MISCELLANEOUS :

(a)        Documentation/studies/research work done : The details of the calamities are documented district wise.

            (b)        Impact evaluation of relief measures undertaken : Satisfactory

            (c )       Any other information (to be indicated item wise)

(i)                  Information in the proforma indicated above :

o                   Total Relief Required  :  Annexure – A.

(ii)                System of Calamity management mechanism and machinery adopted by the State : The Financial Commissioner Revenue and Secretary Revenue is the Relief Commissioner for the State. At the district level the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate is the Head of Relief Organisation. He in consultation with the people’s representatives and officers of other Departments including the Irrigation Department finalize the list of Flood Protection Works to be under taken before the onset of the rainy season. He also prioritises the works. The State Government considers his proposal and releases the funds. The works are executed by 30th of June. He also prepares flood contingency plan for his districts. This plan contains details about setting up of control room, setting up of relief camps and constitution of officials teams for assessment and disbursement of flood relief.

The state Government also under take capital works to control floods and water logging in the State on permanent basis. This includes digging up of new drains and construction of spur, studs and embankments on the rivers. The expenditure is met out of State budget.

(iii)               Number and dates of the meetings of State Level Committee:

No. of Meetings : 5

o       29/4/99

o       11/5/99

o       26/5/99

o       27/7/99

o       30/3/00

(iv)              Copy of latest State relief manual : Attached.

(v)                Items and norms adopted for assistance out of Calamity Relief Fund  : Annexure – B.

(vi)              Details of calamity wise and sector wise relief expenditure incurred : As per details in (III) above.           

 

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