Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for flood, storm-affected people

Aug 03, 2015, 17:07 IST | PTI

Barasat (WB): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced that the state government will provide Rs four lakh each to the families of those killed in flood and storm.

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While visiting a school at Ashok Nagar in North 24 Parganas district which is being operated as a relief centre, Banerjee said the state will give Rs 2 lakh to those who lost their limbs and Rs 60,000 for other injured.

Mamata BanerjeeWB CM Mamata Banerjee

The Chief Minister, who stayed at state secretariat Nabanna overnight to personally monitor the flood situation, handed over relief package to flood and storm-affected people who had taken shelter in the school. Besides flood, the area was hit by a major storm last week in which many houses were damaged.

Without naming the Centre, she said she would not beg to anyone for money for the disaster-affected people.

The state government will help those people who lost their houses and crops in storm and flood, Banerjee said adding BDOs and SDOs were asked to prepare a list of such victims. There should not be any politics in distribution of relief she said and sought cooperation from everyone in this regard.

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