JAMMU: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today conducted an extensive tour of Suchetgarh and R S Pura Constituencies to take stock of damages caused to life, property and livestock due to cross border firing in these sectors.
The Minister visited about one dozen villages of the sectors which include Korotana, Suchetgarh, Gulabgarh Basti, Abtal, Kaporpur, Devigarh, Sai Khurd, Nikowal, Chak Bulleh and Sai Nikowal.
Interacting with people, the Minister enquired about the damages caused to residential houses and livestock in their respective villages. He said that the concerned departments have been directed to assess the damages caused to life, property and livestock and submit detailed report within shortest possible time for processing of compensation cases .
The Minister said that ambulance service at different locations have been kept to meet any exigency. The vehicular service is also available to ferry the locals to safer places, he added.
Sham Choudhary said that the concerned have been asked to take immediate steps for the treatment of injured animals and lifting of dead animals.
Cautioning the people to avoid free movement in the area, the Minister said that police and civil administration is always at their service . He asked them to bring to the notice of local police if they find any live shell in their respective area to avert loss to lives.