§ 62. Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Under Secretary of State for India the extent of the losses sustained in the recent Jubbulpore floods; the number of lives lost and the extent of the losses sustained; and what steps the Government are taking in the matter?
§ Earl WINTERTON
According to the latest reports received from the Provincial Government, the number of lives lost in the districts affected by these floods has probably been something under fifty. The damage to property has been great and widespread, railway communications being seriously affected and bridges having been swept away. Steps have been taken to provide the necessary relief in all the districts affected. Loans have been liberally granted and free gifts of timber for rebuilding houses have been made.