Also as Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Blaming the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) again on Saturday for the prevailing flood situation in the state, the corporation said the water released from the DVC dams was in accordance with the advice of the Damodar Valley Reservoir Regulation Committee, and members of the rank of chief engineer. The state governments of West Bengal and Jharkhand were part of the panel.
In an official statement, the DVC noted that the flood warning message was communicated to the Chief Engineers of the Government of West Bengal, District Magistrates of East Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman, Purulia, Bankura and the Superintending Engineer and Executive “long before” about the release of water. . engineer in durgapur
Nagesh Mishra, Chief Engineer (Monitoring Cell) of Water Resources Department in Ranchi said that the Jharkhand government has no role in releasing water from dams in West Bengal. He said: “A committee headed by DVC officials decides when to open the gate, but the Jharkhand government has no role.”
Sources in the Jharkhand government said that they are yet to receive any official communication from the Bengal government.
In Kolkata on Saturday, Banerjee urged the Center to come up with a concrete plan to prevent such floods in the western parts of the state in future. After conducting an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas, Banerjee said she would seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the matter. She said that she would also request the Jharkhand government to prepare a flood mitigation plan for both the states.
Addressing the media, he criticized the DVC and claimed that it had committed a ‘crime’ by releasing water into the state without prior consultation with his government.
“When we were busy with the by-election on 30 September, they (DVC) had released several lakh cusecs of water till midnight. Till October 1, the DVC had released about 10 lakh cusecs of water.
With inputs from ENS Ranchi