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Monday, August 12, 2019

Sutlej in spate, damages crops on 1,000 acres in Moga


Sutlej in spate, damages crops on 1,000 acres in Moga

Tribune News Service

Moga, August 11

The water level has once again risen in the Sutlej, inundating the standing paddy crop and fodder in many villages and settlements located in Dharamkot subdivision of Moga district during the past 24 hours.

This is for the third time during the current year that the water level has increased to an alarming situation, threatening human settlements at Sanghera, Mandar, Melak Kanga, Kamoh Kalan, Kamoh Khurd, Daulewala, Sherewala Bagge, Sherpur Taiba, Rehrwan and other villages. The reason is moderate and heavy rainfall in the catchment areas during the past couple of days.

Sanghera sarpanch Balkar Singh claimed that the river water had once again flooded the village. “Paddy, fodder and vegetables have been damaged on more than 1,000 acres in at least six villages,” he said. Meanwhile, panic gripped the area after the villagers claimed of spotting crocodiles in the floodwater. Therefore, the cattle were being shifted to safer places. Some of the families were also shifting.

The locals claimed there was shortage of potable water. “Water-borne diseases have also started inflicting the affected people,” they added. The village has been completely disconnected from other areas due to waterlogging. Several houses have been submerged.

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