UP Minister Swatantra Dev Singh reviews flood preparedness in Badaun after heavy rainfall

Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 5 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh’s Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh visited Badaun on Thursday to assess the situation after recent heavy rainfall.

Incessant rains in the region in last couple of days have caused several difficulties for residents.

Swatantra Dev Singh inspected the embankments in Nagla Varan, where an alert has been issued after the recent heavy rains, to ensure they were prepared for any flooding.

“The last time we were hit with floods, we faced devastating conditions. Several MLAs of Badaun had complained about the embankments on which work was done. However, this time we have made the best arrangements for the people, and there will be no erosion in the villages,” he said while speaking to ANI.

He said that all necessary arrangements have been made for people living near the Ganga river banks. “We have ensured that appropriate arrangements have been made so that the people living in the low-lying areas of the Ganga river will be safe and unharmed. If there is any danger, we have made all necessary arrangements,” the minister added.

Singh also appealed to the people to be cautious and keep the Ganga river clean. “I appeal to the people to not cause any harm to the Ganga river and keep it clean. People should be cautious and take necessary actions,” he said.

He also expressed his grief over the Hathras stampede incident in which 121 people were killed on July 2, and extended his condolences. He mentioned that the government has been working on treatments for the injured and said, “The incident was very tragic. The government has provided a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to each of the families of the deceased and is providing treatment to the injured.” (ANI)


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