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In an interview to ThePrint, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says Covid-19 exposed West Bengal’s inefficient health infrastructure and Amphan crisis showed it is ill-equipped.
The CM also announced a fund of Rs 6,250 crore to assist the affected people to build houses, help farmers, provide assistance for betel leaf plantations.
Hinting that lockdown might continue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a slew of relaxations Friday which faced criticism from the BJP and CPI(M).
BJP can disturb me politically, but why are they causing harm to the state? West Bengal is facing such a major disaster, Banerjee added.
In West Bengal's South 24 Parganas, which faced maximum brunt of Cyclone Amphan, electricity poles are uprooted. Sundarbans fishermen are affected. Those into farming have lost crops.
As a battered Bengal and Odisha pick up the pieces, we must ask, did India just deliberately look away from Amphan and its aftermath in the East?
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Cyclone Amphan-hit South 24 Parganas district Saturday and take stock of the situation.
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