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Bengal Govt gives Rs 550 cr aid to 20 lakh farmers affected by Cyclone Bulbul

Kolkata, Feb 6 (GCCurrentAffairs) The West Bengal Government is trying its best to help everyone affected by the Cyclone Bulbul, using its limited resources.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given strict instructions to officials – both at the State and district levels – to ensure that no stones are left unturned to help the people,for whom it will take a long time to overcome the distress that has befallen in their lives, the official sources here on Thursday said.

People were affected in six districts – South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah,Hooghly, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur – by the cyclone that hit ground last November. Most of the affected have been farmers. Until now, Rs 550 crore has been transferred into the bank accounts of 20 lakh farmers. The process of giving financial aid is continuing.

Besides financial aid, the State Government has handed over kits comprising of essential food items, kerosene lamps, blankets, etc. to the affected people in the aftermath of the destruction caused by the cyclone. Special camps, numbering 124, were also opened for the people in the six districts, which ran till January 22.

Via UNI-India

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