West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday mentioned that the state has incurred a complete lack of greater than Rs 20,000 crore because of Cyclone Yaas which battered the state final week and round 2.21 lakh hectare of crops have been broken.
The Chief Minister mentioned that the state has opened round 1200 aid camps wherein 2 lakh odd folks have taken shelter following the cyclone which made landfall in neighbouring Odisha on Might 26.
“Round 2.21 lakh hectare of crops and 71,560 hectare of horticulture have been broken in West Bengal by Cyclone Yaas. The state has incurred a complete lack of greater than Rs 20,000 crore,” she instructed reporters on the secretariat.
Ms Banerjee on Might 28 submitted a report back to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the damages attributable to the cyclone, and sought a Rs 20,000-crore package deal for redevelopment of the worst-affected areas.
The Public Well being Engineering Division has provided piped and pouches of water to the affected villages, she mentioned.
The Chief Minister mentioned that restore works for 305 embankments out of the 329 broken ones have been began.
On the Duare Tran (Aid at doorstep) scheme, she mentioned, “Solely those that have been affected by the cyclone have to use in individual. The camps (for the scheme) might be held in colleges, faculties and different public buildings and never in ward workplaces,” she mentioned.
Ms Banerjee additionally assured the folks dwelling close to Deocha Pachami coal block in Birbhum district that the state authorities wouldn’t purchase any land from them except they’re totally compensated.
With an estimated reserve of two.1 billion tonnes, Deocha Pachami is the world’s second-largest coal block.
Allotted to West Bengal by the Centre in June 2018, the coal block has the potential to usher in investments to the tune of Rs 12,000 crore over a time period.
“We’re not buying land from anyone at this second. The vacant land which the state authorities has might be used first. And if I want land, I need to guarantee my brothers and sisters of the scheduled tribe and caste there that it will likely be taken solely after they’re totally compensated,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
Ms Banerjee assured native those who they needn’t fear as she’s going to act as their custodian.
“Within the first part, we won’t take any land from you. Within the second part, we won’t forcibly purchase the land. We are going to solely try this after offering you with a job,” she added.
Ms Banerjee suggested the folks to not pay heed to any instigation.
“All might be employed. Don’t fall into any lure. I used to be able to sacrifice myself throughout my motion in Nandigram and Singur,” she mentioned.
The state might be extremely benefited as soon as the venture is accomplished, she mentioned.