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Training to tackle flood-related mishaps

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TNN | Jun 20, 2011, 02.54am IST

PATIALA: Even as the Patiala district administration is yet to start any major effort to train residents of flood affected areas to tackle the calamity, a city-based NGO, Society for Peoples' Welfare & Awareness, Patiala (SPWAP) has decided to organize a three-day special training camp in BN Khalsa School from June 27 to train residents to tackle flood-related mishaps.

"We have seen huge devastation last year due to floods in Patiala. We want to contribute towards containing the impact of these floods in future. Though we pray there should not be floods this year, we don't want to take chances and have decided to train maximum number of persons to handle floods in future," said chairman of SPWAP, Karamjit Singh Jatana.In Patiala district, farmers of about 200 villages had lost nearly 2 lakh acres of paddy due to floods last year.