West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Narendra Modi over Ganga erosion

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on “sustainable river erosion” along the Ganges river in Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia districts of West Bengal.

He also urged the intervention of the Prime Minister to expand its jurisdiction to help Farakka Barrage maintain its anti-erosion work and avoid frequent floods.

Expressing concern about the loss of lives and livelihoods due to erosion, Banerjee on the implementation of flood management and restoration plans.

The letter mentioned that Banerjee urged the Center to immediately introduce bank protection schemes in the entire area of ​​the extended jurisdiction by the Farakka Barrage Project Authority (FBPA) in consultation with the state government.

He also told the PM that it is becoming difficult for the state government to arrange funds for bank security works. He also mentioned that the matter was taken up with the Union Jal Shakti Minister in August last year.

Banerjee mentioned in the letter that despite several requests from the state government, the FBPA has not paid much attention to the erosion problem in its extended jurisdiction.

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