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Rs 4,200 for each flood-affected family

The state government will give Rs 4,200 as compensation to the families affected by the floods last week.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: October 29, 2013 4:38:07 am

The state government will give Rs 4,200 as compensation to the families affected by the floods in Howrah,Hooghly and East and West Midnapore districts last week,disaster management minister Javed Khan said Monday

He also announced Rs 7,500 and Rs 15,000 for those whose houses have been partially and fully damaged,respectively.

“The chief minister has ordered that a pilot project be started and the process of identification of those who need the money be initiated,” Khan said addressing reporters at Nabanna.

He said nearly 97,000 people have been affected by the floods and 154 relief camps have been set where 55,282 people have been accommodated.

Meanwhile,he said the latest breach in the embankment of the Kangsabati river has led to floods in 533 villages,mostly under Panskura and Tamluk blocks of East Midnapore district.

“The situation developed following incessant rains since Saturday,” Khan said.

“The Kangsabati embankment was breached at the same place at Garpurushottampur near Pankskura where the army personnel had repaired it during the first phase of floods a few days back,” disaster management department sources said.

With the embankment being breached for the second time,army personnel again rushed in to plug it and prevent more areas from being inundated,they said.

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