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Do not bask in politics, have endurance: Mamata after protests in a number of areas in West Bengal | India Information


KAKDWIP (WEST BENGAL): After protests in a number of cyclone-affected areas of West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged the folks to have endurance because the administration was working tirelessly to revive water and energy provide.
She additionally denounced the “detrimental campaigning” in opposition to her authorities, saying “this isn’t the time to do politics”.
The chief minister carried out an aerial survey of the worst affected areas of South 24 Parganas district for the second consecutive day, after accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday.
“We face 4 challenges at a time, Covid-19, lockdown, points associated to migrant labourers and now the cyclonic catastrophe,” she mentioned.
After holding a evaluation assembly at Kakdwip within the district, the chief minister mentioned that devastation attributable to cyclone Amphan is “greater than a nationwide catastrophe”.
Banerjee mentioned that the folks ought to perceive the “floor actuality” and cooperate.
On the assembly, she directed the district administration to utilise native folks as a way to restore normalcy within the area.
“Take the assistance of the native folks. They will not be ready that will help you technically however at the very least they are going to be ready that will help you take away the posts or do some fundamental work… embrace them within the 100 days’ scheme and likewise utilise folks of self-help teams,” Banerjee mentioned within the presence of senior district officers, together with District Justice of the Peace Dr P Ulaganathan
She mentioned that the Odisha authorities has agreed to ship personnel to assist in the method of reducing timber which have been uprooted throughout cyclone Amphan.
The chief minister additionally directed the district Justice of the Peace to make sure that folks get sufficient consuming water and there’s no grievance about it.
“There are big losses in your district. Our problem is to revive normalcy. Be sure that all folks get consuming water. If wanted, begin supplying consuming water pouches” she mentioned.
She mentioned for the reason that state authorities doesn’t have a lot fund, it should spend accordingly.
The chief minister additionally mentioned that these injured within the cyclone will get Rs 25,000 every and the state will bear bills for his or her therapy.
Three days after Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal, a number of areas of town are nonetheless with out energy and water provides, triggering protests by residents.
“There are a number of areas in Kolkata the place there is no such thing as a electrical energy (after cyclone Amphan) hampering water provide. I’ve known as up the CESC (Calcutta Electrical Provide Company) at the very least 10 instances. Even I would not have a correct cellphone community… I can’t watch tv at residence…,” the chief minister mentioned.
“Individuals ought to perceive the bottom actuality and have endurance. A few of you might have began detrimental campaigning in opposition to the federal government. This isn’t the time to do politics,” Banerjee mentioned.
Till energy provide is normalised, the chief minister mentioned, she has mooted an thought to the CESC to rent 150 mills.
The CESC is a non-public organisation which was arrange through the erstwhile Left Entrance authorities, she mentioned.
A dearth of manpower because of the lockdown has additionally hit restoration work, the chief minister mentioned.
“A number of folks have left (town) due to the coronavirus pandemic. In some locations, 25 per cent of males are working whereas in some locations solely 30 per cent are on the job. So we would not have the required manpower and since the lockdown remains to be on, they can’t come for work,” she mentioned.
The chief minister mentioned she has requested Firhad Hakim, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kolkata Municipal Company (KMC), to make preparations for supplying water to areas dealing with water disaster as a consequence of absence of energy.
“Now as a result of today there is no such thing as a load-shedding folks have forgotten it. Even two days’ drawback has change into a giant hassle for the. I can perceive the ache,” Banerjee mentioned.
Not solely within the state capital, folks took to the streets demanding instant water provide in Howrah additionally after which police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters.
An analogous incident was reported from Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas.
Cyclone Amphan has claimed 86 lives in West Bengal and triggered havoc in at the very least 14 districts primarily in South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, East Midnapore.


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