Rain wreaks havoc, farmland and crops washed away in Lahaul: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Dipender Manta

Mandi, August 16

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Lahaul and Spiti districts on Monday evening, causing flash floods in the Jahlama nullah, a tributary of the Chenab. A huge tract of farmland along the riverbank was washed away by the nullah flood. About 27 families from five villages have been affected by the floods.

Former Zila Parishad Lahaul and Spiti member Sudarshan Jaspa said that due to flash flooding in Jahlama nullah, the Chenab stream was diverted causing huge damage to farmland downstream. Vegetable crops and apple orchards were submerged by floodwaters, causing huge losses to farmers.

Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul and Spiti, Sumit Khimta said a notice has been issued to people living in areas downstream from Jahlama panchayat to Tindi in Udaipur region to stay away. away from the river and leave their properties if they are close to the river bank.

Minister of Technical Education Ram Lal Markanda has visited the affected families in Jahlama panchayat and assured the people of all possible help.

However, no loss of human life was reported. The affected villages are Jahlama, Jasrath, Fuda, Haling and Jobarang. At Jobrang village, the river was flowing near the road bridge, forcing police authorities to halt traffic on the bridge until the water receded.

Markanda asked the district administration to assess the losses so that prompt assistance can be provided to those affected.

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