Why was Haryana declared flood-hit for the first time in history?: Special Relief Fund will be received from the Center; Government will give help before assembly-Lok Sabha elections next year

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Villages and roads submerged due to floods in Haryana.

For the first time in the history, the Haryana government has declared flood in 12 out of 22 districts. After all, why suddenly the government took such a step, because other states have not done so yet, everyone has questions about it. The answer to this is that by declaring flood, the Haryana government will get special relief funds from the central government soon.

Assembly elections are to be held in Haryana next year and Lok Sabha elections before that. In such a situation, the government does not want to let the pain of flood remain inside the people till then. If the Special Relief Fund is found, the flood victims will get financial help. Farmers will get compensation for their crops and the government will be able to get the broken roads repaired soon. Haryana has been estimated to have suffered a loss of Rs 500 crore so far due to the floods.

The government will also conduct a study to prevent floods
Now the government will also conduct a study regarding the floods in Haryana. It will be seen how the water of the rivers reached the population. How the rocks reached the Ghaggar river from Kaushalya Dam in Panchkula will be probed. A committee will be formed and tenders will be floated to repair the roads damaged by the floods. Permanent culverts will be made where the roads have been eroded by rain water. Along with this, the budget amount will be increased to strengthen the old dams.

How much damage has been done to Haryana so far
According to the preliminary assessment of the Haryana government, the state has suffered a loss of Rs 500 crore. 216 crores have been released so far as relief from the Centre, but in view of the high losses, a preliminary report has been prepared by the State Government, which is much more than the Centre’s aid amount. In such a situation, 12 out of 22 districts of the state have been declared flood affected by the government.

Such situations have happened before
Such situations have been created in Haryana even before the floods. Even in 1973-74, due to the rains of the mountains, flood situation has been created in the state. After this, flood situation has arisen in 1978, 1995 and 2006 as well. During this time too, the state has suffered a lot, but this time the situation worsened, in view of this, the government had to take the decision to declare it as flood-affected for the first time.

These districts declared flood affected
Ambala, Fatehabad, Faridabad, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panchkula, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Sirsa and Yamunanagar have been declared flood affected in Haryana. 1353 villages and 4 municipal areas have been affected by the rains and floods.

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