West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought cooperation of people for bringing the cyclone-hit state back on its foot. The state was ravaged by the recent cyclone Amphan
The CM also thanked state government employees and policemen who along with the Army, the NDRF, the SDRF and the Odisha disaster management personnel have been “working round the clock to return to normalcy, reconstruct infrastructure, and maintain order and peace”.
Cyclone #Amphan has left a trail of devastation beyond our thoughts. While the material damage is substantial, Bengal stands united in this time of crisis. Together we will overcome this because nothing can dampen the spirit and strength of the people of Bengal.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 21, 2020
Important services have been restored in most urban areas. The rest will also have access to all facilities soon. All major hospitals, water treatment plants, water supply units, irrigation and drainage pumping facilities, power sub stations have been made operational. I seek cooperation of one and all in this battle,” Banerjee said in a statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office on Monday.
Protests over power and water supply disruption have been raging on in several parts of the city and its neighbourhood over the last four to five days.
Banerjee had earlier urged people to have patience, and said the administration was working tirelessly to put lives back on track.
Apart from 15,000 officials of the Power department, 30 teams of the National Disaster Response Force, 41 teams of the State Disaster Response Force and the Disaster Management Group and 35 teams of fire services, the state has also deployed 1,25,000 police officers to bring the situation to normal, she said.