“The departments concerned should start necessary preventive works to protect villages from floods and funds will be provided to them. Our government is serious on the issue and will ensure that the affected get necessary relief,” the chief minister said in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
Yogi was replying to a question of Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury (SP), who highlighted the plight of three flood-hit villages in Ballia, claiming they could be submerged in river water without prompt measure. This matter was raised during question hour by Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Pratap Lallu, who sought to know from the government about measures taken for flood control.
“The irrigation department initiates work on banks and beyond that, it says it does not have funds for villages,” Chowdhury said.
“Your concern is genuine, but you (SP government) have only given concerns,” Adityanath said in reply.
Irrigation Minister Swati Singh said effective and timely measures have been taken by the state government to protect dams and added that nowhere in the state loss of life has been reported.