Jalandhar: Eco warrior Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, who came into the global limelight after reviving the almost dead 160-km-long Kali Bein, a rivulet sacred to the Sikhs, reached up to the flood affected people in the waterlogged villages of Punjab. He, along with his volunteers has been moving in boats from house to house, from dawn to dusk to provide relief material to the affected people and evacuate flood victims. (Photo: IANS)
This was the worst flood in 40 years. (Photo: IANS)More than 300 villages, mainly in Ropar, Anandpur Sahib, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ferozepur districts, have been badly hit by the swollen Satluj river, damaging crops and forcing tens of thousands of villagers to spend nights on rooftops. Sixteen teams of the Indian Army from Vajra Corps of Western Command along with aviation resources carry out flood relief and rescue operations in flood-ravaged villages of Punjab.