Flood control Master Plan to be implemented in Midnapur

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Daspur, West Midnapur, Oct 2 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the Kelaghai-Kapaleswary Master Draft Plan would be implemented to prevent perennial floods in the district.

After visiting some flood affected areas, the Chief Minister said about 3.5 lakh people have been affected and crops of some 28,000 hectare were damaged by the recent surging waters. He said about 15,000 homeless people have been evacuated to 105 camps so far.

So far 42 medical camps have been set up for affected people and more medics are likely to comein coming days, he added.

The worst affected blocks were Daspur I, Daspur II, and Ghatal in recent floods, Mr Bhattacharjee said after reviewing the situation with district officials including District Magistrate N S Nigam.

The Chief Minister told reporters that Rs 10 lakh had been already given to the district for immediate relief works and another 10,000 pieces of tarpauline and 500 tonne of rice to be distributed among the affected people.

The relief work would continue until the accumulated water receded, Mr Bhattacharjee said.

UNI

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