Damodar Valley Corp asked not to release water without warningJune 20th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government Sunday asked Damaodar Valley Corporation (DVC) not to release water in order to control the flood-like situation in the state.
The decision came at a high level meeting held at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence, with Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee, Irrigation Minister Manas Bhunia, Disaster Management Minister Jawed Khan, and Development and Planning Minister Manish Gupta present.
“It was decided that DVC will be asked not to release water without prior notification,” Khan told IANS.
A control room has already been set up to look into the rehabilitation and relief camps for near about 6 lakh people in 10 districts who have been affected in the state, he said.
“Relief material has already reached the affected areas. We are taking stock of the situation,” Khan said.
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