Hummingbird News Desk
MIDNAPORE, 22 SEP: The flood situation in West Midnapore and East Midnapore remained critical on Wednesday though there was less rainfall and water started receding from a few areas, a senior state government official said.
The number of deaths due to the deluge remained unchanged at nine as no fresh fatality was reported from any of the two affected districts where around five lakh people have been affected.
“The flood situation remains critical. We are monitoring it. Adequate measures have been taken and we have ensured that there is ample supply of drinking water, dry food packets and medicines,” the official said.
Though, people living in the remote villages in Narayangarh block in West Midnapore alleged that they have not received any government help while their villages are still under water for the last seven days as water from Keleghai and Kapaleswari entered the villages spilling over embankments.
The CPI-M state committee leader, Tapas Sinha today visited the flood affected areas in Narayangarh and talked with the affected people. Realising the situation which could be disastrous if any sort of help and rehabilitation is not immediately met from the government side, Mr Sinha wrote a letter to the district magistrate urging for immediate assistance.
“Today I visited the Narayangarh block to observe the flood situation. Anchal no 3 of Narma Gram Panchayat and Gama (Both Harijan and Adibasi Settlements) are severely affected by flood and most of the parts are water logged where almost 200 families live. There is a chance of lives being lost. Please help these people to take refuge in the Gama High school, Sishu Shiksha Kendra and ICDS Kendra, as soon as possible. They await your assistance,” Mr Sinha wrote.
More than 2.5 lakh hectares of agricultural land in these two districts is under water now. Heavy rain and subsequent discharge of water from dams in the last few days have inundated large parts of these two districts.
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