Kolkata: The monsoon has arrived in North Bengal, it will enter South Bengal within this week. Despite suffering from extreme heat, heavy rainfall has now become a matter of concern in many parts of Bengal. A few days ago, Cyclone Yaas hit Orissa as well as Bengal. And that has devastated the northern and southern 24 Parganas and the vast area of East Midnapore. Many people are still homeless, many areas still under water. In this situation, if the monsoon enters the state in full force, the situation may deteriorate. Therefore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee started preparations in advance.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting at 3 pm on Monday. It is learned that Mamata has called the meeting in preparation for the pre-monsoon. Ministers of the concerned departments, district governors of all districts will be present at the meeting. Not only that, the meeting may also discuss the distribution of relief after Yas.
The Trinamool leader has already warned the leaders about relief at the party meeting. He informed that the administration will take full responsibility for the relief distribution. There will be no role for the team here. The Chief Minister can also warn the administrative officials about this issue.
Incidentally, a total of 293 places in 5 districts have been severely damaged due to Yas. That list includes bridges in rural areas, as well as 12 km of sea and river dams in the Sundarbans and from Digha to Shankarpur. And that is why the Chief Minister is very angry with the Irrigation Department. He has directed a proper investigation into the breach of Dighar dam. Needless to say, Rajiv Banerjee, Shuvendu Adhikari was in charge of the Irrigation Department for the last few years of his rule. Both of them are now in BJP. Police have already arrested a close associate of Shuvendu Adhikari named Rakhal Bera on charges of embezzling money in the name of giving a job in the Irrigation Department. Shuvendur’s name is also coming up in that incident.
In this situation, the Chief Minister can take up the issue of re-irrigation in today’s meeting. Many experts say that in many parts of the state, the situation is such that the river water could overflow into the villages due to heavy rains. So you have to prepare in advance. The Chief Minister is sitting in the meeting on Monday to take that preparation.