Kolkata: The flood-like situation in West
Bengal`s East and West Midnapore districts, triggered by
discharge of water from Subarnarekha river, on Saturday improved due
to fall in discharge from Chandil and Galudi barrages.
"The situation has improved today due to reduction in
discharge from Chandil and Galudi. At present, there is no
report of any fresh inundation from East and West Midnapore
districts," a release issued by Disaster Management department
It said 1,03,000 cusecs of water was released from Galudi
barrage in Jharkhand till 10 AM into Subarnarekha river
While 62,000 cusecs was discharged from Durgapur barrage,
20,000 cusecs of water was discharged from Kangsabati barrage,
While water level in Subarnarekha and its tributaries has
become steady at 15.64 m, the district magistrates of both
East and West Midnapore had been directed to shift people
living in low lying areas to rescue shelters.
The West Midnapore DM has already informed that about
1,200 people have been shifted to such shelters. Altogether 31
boats have been pressed into service in the district.
Adequate relief materials have also been kept ready in
both the affected districts.
Irrigation Secretaries of West Bengal and Jharkhand had
held a meeting here yesterday to evolve a strategy for advance
warning before water release from dams to facilitate movement
of people living in low-lying areas to safer places.