Many villages have flooded due to breaks of dam near Keleghai and Kangsavati rivers.
The Keleghai River Dam in Potashpur is in danger of breaking. The Bagui River already floods several areas of Potashpur No. 1 block. However, the government already warned about an upcoming cyclone in West Bengal.
Mrinal Kanti Das, head of forests and lands for the East Midnapore district council, said the area of the Potashpur police station was completely submerged.
At least 3,000 homeless families. They have been evacuated to a safe place. Panic is growing as a result of rising river levels.
In 2007, village after village was flooded when the Keleghai River dam broke. The locals suffered.
In 2011, the Trinamool government led by Mamata Banerjee came to power. Later, the Keleghai River was rehabilitated by a joint initiative of the state and the center.
That memory came back after 10 years. The Bagui River floods several areas of the Patashpur No. 1 block.
On Thursday, the block’s administrative officials, including MLA Uttam Barik, visited the river dam throughout the day. The meeting is also in the afternoon.
But since dusk, the situation began to deteriorate. Work has already started to evacuate residents from flooded areas. Administrative officials said they did not panic unnecessarily.
Meanwhile, a large area of two-gram panchayats in Panskura was washed away by the embankment of the Kangsabati River. The water rushed towards the town.
According to local and administration sources, the Kansabati water in Panskura is hazardous from low-pressure rainwater even though it is not exempt from alluvial water.
As a result, the Vijay Ramchak, Raibandh, Harinarayan Chowk, Mukunda Chowk, Laxkuri, Chaitanyapur, Kismat and Harirampur areas of the 1 and 2 gram panchayats of Chaitanyapur were flooded.
Large areas of Maguri Jagannathpur, Parmanandachak, Vijaynagar, Chowk Radhaban, Mohanpur, Kaloi, Arjun Da, and Chaula Kuri mouzas of the 1 gram panchayat area of Chaitanyapur began to flood from Friday morning.
At the same time, Saraighat mouza in the Ghoshpur gram panchayat area of Panskura is also in dire straits.
The crisis has created clean water. The entire area has been cut off from electricity.
Narayan Chandra Naik, district secretary of the Flood Erosion Prevention Committee, said: “Repair work on the Kangsavati and Chandia river dams must be started during the war.
Otherwise, we will have to face a more dangerous danger. In this regard, the district office of the Irrigation Department, Anirban Bhattacharya, said: “The situation is critical. However, work is being done overnight during the war to avoid any adverse incidents.”
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