Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has written a letter to the Centre seeking a permanent NDRF battalion for the state
Chandigarh, : Haryana has asked the Centre for a permanent battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to deal with disaster situations. Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala has written a letter to Union Home Minister Sh.Amit Shah in this regard. The Deputy Chief Minister said that with the availability of a permanent battalion of NDRF in Haryana, immediate relief can be provided at the time of disaster. He said that land for the battalion could be provided by the state government near the Hisar airport.
Sh.Dushyant Chautala said that there are 1149 jawans in a battalion and in such a situation, Haryana will become more capable to deal with floods, earthquakes or other crisis situations. At present, NDRF teams have to be called from other states in Haryana in case of any disaster.
“Delhi Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal has an old habit of blaming neighboring states, the water level of the Yamuna river has increased due to more rain in the hilly areas, there is no fault of Haryana in this”, said Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala.
He said that Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, who was born in Haryana, nowadays blames Haryana for every problem arises in Delhi. The Deputy CM advised the Delhi CM that this is the time of disaster, not to put baseless stigma on anyone. He urged the Delhi CM to tackle the disaster together to save Haryana and Delhi from the Yamuna's water level.
In response to queries about floods in Haryana, Deputy Chief Minister Sh. Dushyant Chautala stated that the water level of the Yamuna river has dropped slightly and that if the water level drops any further, the broken dams will be repaired immediately with the help of the Army. Along with this, plans will be undertaken to drain the water that has accumulated in the fields.