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West Bengal floods


CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, seeks permanent solution to ‘man-made’ Bengal floods

October 07, 2021 5:28 am

In a four-page letter dated October 5, Banerjee once again alleged that the recent floods in the state were “man-made” and caused by “uncontrolled and unplanned” discharge of water from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dams in Panchet and Maithon in Jharkhand.

Bengal floods: Mamata writes to PM, flags role of dams in ‘man-made’ floods

August 05, 2021 5:29 am

Banerjee blamed "unprecedented release of water from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dams — Panchet, Maithon and Tenughat" --- for the flood situation and sought the PM’s intervention in drafting a plan to upgrade dams in the region.

PM Modi dials Mamata, assures her of all help to mitigate flood situation in Bengal

August 04, 2021 2:09 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was visiting flood-hit Udaynarayanpur in Howrah district, was learned to have told the prime minister that her administration will send a report to the PMO on the flood situation and the damage caused by it.

15 dead, three lakh displaced; TMC blames DVC for ‘man-made flood’

August 04, 2021 4:24 am

The government on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was likely to conduct an aerial survey of areas in Howrah and Hooghly, the two worst-hit districts, on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

In flooded Ghatal, residents say ‘nobody cares about our misery’

August 03, 2021 2:43 pm

Over five dozen prisoners have been removed from the jail along with its staff members, and the empty inundated jail is now locked.

In spate, Mahananda washes away what pandemic had spared for many north Bihar families

September 28, 2020 6:41 pm

Mirchantola is one the 25 villages in Amour Vidhan Sabha constituency in north Bihar that has been braving floods and massive land erosion over the past few years. This year, in Mirchantola alone, 100 families have been uprooted.

West Bengal floods: Centre must not discriminate between states in providing relief funds, says CM Mamata Banerjee

August 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Earlier in the day, Banerjee had visited flood-affected districts of Malda, South Dinajpur and North Dinajpur and interacted with the affected people. The Chief Minister gave assurance that there will be no paucity of relief materials to the flood affected-people from the state government.

Flood water has started receding in North Bengal: Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee

August 18, 2017 5:06 am

If water continues to recede at this rate, we expect the situation in North Bengal to become normal by the end of this week,” said Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee.

West Bengal floods: 32 people dead, 14 lakh affected; situation still ‘grim’

August 17, 2017 3:31 am

CPM politburo member Mohammad Salim, who rushed to his constituency and flood affected area of Raiganj in North Dinajpur Tuesday, however contended that his area had not received any relief.

Flood situation continues to worsen in Assam, Bihar and north Bengal; death toll mounts

August 17, 2017 8:53 am

The number of lives lost in the third wave of floods in Assam increased by 11, taking the toll to 39. Around 33.45 lakh people in 24 of the 32 districts in the state remained affected due to the floods.


Struggle for people as floods grip East India

August 05, 2015 11:10 am

Flood situation in south Bengal districts today remained grim after fresh water was released from different barrages.