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WB govt sanctions 430 cr for relief and restoration

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 23:38

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has
sanctioned Rs 430 crore for relief and restoration work in
areas affected by cyclone Aila, floods and scanty rains.

Rs 377 crore was sanctioned for Aila-hit North and
South 24-Parganas districts, while Rs 42 crore for flood hit
districts, Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta said today.
He said Rs 11 crore was also sanctioned for districts
where rains had been scanty.

The state government was keeping in touch with the Centre
on permanent repair of irrigation embankments in the
Sundarbans, Dasgupta said.
Central teams had assessed the cost of repair of the
778 km of breached embankments at Rs 6079 crore, of which it
released only Rs 128 crore so far, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 23:38

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