Mamata conducts aerial studies of areas affected by cyclones; the toll goes up to 14

KAKDWIP: Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee On Monday, he conducted an aerial survey of areas devastated by Cyclone Bulbul of the Southern District and announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of each of those killed in the storm.

Banerjee also distributed relief materials to people affected by the cyclone who left a trail of destruction in the state.

The death toll in incidents related to cyclonic storms has increased to 14 in Bengal.

The bodies of four of the nine fishermen who disappeared after their ship sank off the island of Mousuni in West Bengal under the impact of Cyclone Bulbul on Saturday at midnight, have been recovered in a joint operation by the Coast Guard of the India and the NDRF increasing the death count to 14 so far.

He also commended the district administration for its initiatives to minimize the impact of the cyclone and said the feat also deserved applause from the state by the central government.

My administration did a commendable job. Otherwise, the devastation could have been much more ... If (the officials) had not rescued 1.78 lakh people, I cannot say what would have happened. They will be rewarded. Even the central government applauded (his efforts), he said.

The CM, after an aerial inspection of the areas devastated by the cyclone of Namkhana and Bakkhali, held an administrative meeting here to review the work being carried out after the disaster.

Banerjee urged people to stay positive and not fall into politics, but to be next to those who need immediate help, and also stressed that the restoration of energy supply, the supply of drinking water and medicines were the need of the hour.

He also asked the officials to communicate with the people and ensure that the aid is distributed evenly without affecting the peace in the region.

Banerjee also formed working groups under the respective district magistrates in the three districts to overlook relief and restoration work.

He also appointed Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha as head of this working group, which, he said, would be reviewing the ongoing relief work every 48 hours.

She urged people to stay positive and be next to those who have been affected by the cyclone.

Cyclone Bulbul, which touched down between the Sagar Islands in the south of 24 Parganas and Khepupara in Bangladesh On Saturday at midnight, at least 14 lives were claimed and affected six lakh people in different parts of Bengal.

Up to 1.78 lakh people have been transferred to 471 relief camps established in the state.

Noting the damage caused to the cultivation of betel leaf and rice paddy in the district, the supreme TMC directed the irrigation, forest and energy departments to work together to restore normalcy.

The Trinamool Congress Supreme also advised officials to help civic volunteers of the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), Integrated Child Development Services (ICDR) to accelerate relief operations.

A total of 323 kitchens have been opened to serve families affected by the cyclone and 94 vessels used to assist in restoration work, the CM said.

As of now, reports suggest that six Lakh people have been affected by the cyclone. The number could increase in the coming days, he added.

Banerjee will visit the areas affected by the Basirhat cyclone in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday.

The state governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, thanked Banerjee for visiting the areas affected by the cyclone and said he would expand all forms of assistance if necessary.

So far, 14 people have died in the cyclone, five of which were from the North 24 Parganas district, two from the South 24 Parganas district, one from Medinipore and the capital city.

On Monday, the bodies of four fishermen were recovered, who disappeared after their ship sank near the island of Mousuni after the landing of Cyclone Bulbun.

The body of one of his fellow fishermen was recovered on Sunday near Fraserganj, which brought the total number of people killed in the natural disaster to 14 so far, said a senior official of the state disaster management.

The severe cyclonic storm, which caused heavy rains along with hurricane winds until early Sunday, uprooted hundreds of trees and broke wires in the city and its adjacent areas in the north and south of 24 Parganas and East Midnapore. stop.