Mamata to conduct aerial survey as monsoon flood worsens

She will meet the flood survivors and convene a meeting thereafter with district heads.

Over the massive destruction in monsoon, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be conducting an aerial survey of flood-affected regions of Howrah and Hooghly in South Bengal on August 4 as more than 10 have died and nearly 2.5 lakh displaced due to heavy rains and huge amounts of water being released from DVC and Durgapur barrage.

 

The Trinamool Congress supremo will meet the flood survivors and convene a meeting thereafter with district heads.

 

She directed all ministers on Monday to visit areas, which are worst affected.

 

The Army and the Airforce undertook rescue operations in Hooghly district, where several areas have been submerged due to heavy rainfall.

 

Floods have mostly affected Khanakul in Hooghly, Udaynarayanpur in Howrah and Ghatal in Medinipur districts.

 

Meanwhile, Irrigation and waterways minister Soumen Mahapatra blamed Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for releasing more water without informing him.

 

The government has permitted Damodar Valley Corporation to discharge up to 50,000 cusecs of water, the minister added.

 

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