2 lakh people still in camps after cyclone Yaas: Mamata Banerjee
She directed the authorities to make sure that meals and ingesting water was made accessible to the inmates
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned on Monday that two lakh people are still in camps after cyclone Yaas.
She directed the authorities to make sure that meals and ingesting water was made accessible to the inmates.
Ms. Banerjee mentioned she could be writing to Niti Aayog searching for funds for setting up about 500 cyclone shelters in the State. “There were some issues regarding relief in Gosaba block [in South 24 Parganas]. Since the MLA is down with COVID-19, I spoke to the DM, who assured me that issues will be sorted out,” Ms. Banerjee mentioned.
According to the Chief Minister, about 2.21 lakh hectares of agriculture land had been inundated. The worst affected had been fishermen, and the State authorities would supply them the mandatory reduction.
Cyclone Yaas battered coastal areas of the State on May 26, leaving giant areas inundated in Sunderbans and Purba Medinipur district.
Fewer COVID-19 instances
COVID-19 instances in the State dropped to 10,137 on May 31. A few weeks in the past, the variety of day by day infections was round 20,000. The deaths reported in the State in the previous 24 hours was 131.
Ms. Banerjee mentioned the COVID-19 scenario in the State had improved and grocery outlets could be allowed sure relaxations. Ms. Banerjee mentioned that Information Technology corporations could be allowed with 10% of the employees. The Chief Minister mentioned the case positivity and case fatality ratio had improved over the previous few days. The State had already began buying vaccines by itself for its people, she mentioned.