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Bengal facing four-pronged challenges : Mamata; Army deployed

Bengal facing four-pronged challenges : Mamata; Army deployed

Kolkata, May 23 (UNI) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged people to

have patience as the administration is facing four-pronged challenges of Covid-19,

lockdown, issues of migrant labourers and Amphan, while army was deployed in the

city and its neighbouring districts for restoration of essential infrastructure and


After holding a review meeting at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas, Ms Banerjee came

down heavily the "negative campaigning" against her government.

Stating that the devastation caused by the extremely severe cyclone Amphan is

"more than a national disaster", she sought people's cooperation and issued direction

to ensure enough drinking water.

Those injured in the cyclone will get Rs 25,000 each and the state will bear expenses

for their treatment, she announced.

Meanwhile, in response to West Bengal Government’s request seeking support,

Indian Army Saturday sent three columns of troops to assist the Kolkata City Civil

Administration in the in post-cyclone restoration work.

" Based on request from the Govt of West Bengal, Indian Army has provided three

columns to assist the Kolkata City Civil Administration in the aftermath of Cyclone

Amphan," the Army said in a statement.

“More than hundred teams from multiple departments and bodies working for cutting

fallen trees, which is the key to restoration of power in localities,” the Home

department tweeted.


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