Phillaur, Aug 24 : Punjab Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Saturday visited Meowal village, where the district administration has been carrying out massive plugging operations, on a 350-ft widened breach.
Mr Sarkaria, who had also visited the place on August 22 here, said the Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, has been leaving no stone unturned, to bail out the people in the hour of crisis. He said the district administration had already successfully plugged the breach at Mao Sahib and this major breach at Meonwal will be plugged by this evening.
The officials from Irrigation department informed the Minister that the administration, with the help of MGNREGA workers, volunteers of Baba Talwinder Singh ji (Kahana Dhesian), Baba Kashmira Singh ji and Baba Nirmal Singh ji, have plugged around 250-ft till the morning and the remaining breach will be covered by this evening.
The Minister said there is no shortage of funds for carrying out the plugging work and remaining all breaches in Jalandhar will also be plugged soon.
He lauded the support of all volunteers, for extending help to the administration in the plugging work.
The Minister also visited Mau Sahib village, where the administration had plugged the breach two days ago. Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Jasbir Singh, Chief Engineer Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Engineer Davinder Singh and others were present.