KARACHI-Sindh government decided to conduct a comprehensive joint survey of flood-affected areas from September 26 for assessment of damages to life, property and crops.

The decision was taken in a high level meeting held here on Thursday with Sindh Chief Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput in chair. Senior Member Board of Revenue, Chairman Planning Board, provincial secretaries of finance and local government departments, representatives of V Corps, and NDMA and PDMA officials attended the meeting.

The CS said that the survey would be conducted to assess the damage in the  Flood-affected areas by District administration, NDMA, PDMA and army personnel. In the first phase, the survey will start in Sukkur, Ghotki and Kashmore districts and geo-tagging of the flood-hit areas would be done using modern technology, Rajput informed adding that district committees have been formed for the damage assessment in each district while survey committee would also be constituted at union council level to ensure that all the data could be taken into account.

The CS said that the joint survey was essential for a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for the affected people. He directed all the deputy commissioners of affected districts of the province to utilise all resources and carry out micro planning so that comprehensive and detailed data could be acquired for damage assessment.