KOLKATA : Inter-Ministerial Central Team today met senior Bengal BJP leaders led by the state President and MP, Dilip Ghosh at Taj Bengal to discuss impact of Amphan damage claimed by the state government and distribution of relief materials and money among Amphan affected villagers.
During meeting, Dilip Ghosh sought Central team's intervention to build up Sundarban embankments damaged due to Amphan to check corruption.
He told the team members that a section of the ruling TMC leaders and officials was involved in corruption to build the embankments.
Mud embankments in the Sundarban delta, a UNESCO site, were breached as the surge whipped up by the cyclone inundated several kilometres of the Island. With sea water entering agricultural land, officials now fear more 2 lakh farmers could be severely affected. The agrarian economy of Sundarbans is mainly based on rice-based farming.
Ghosh demanded that money being sent by the Centre should directly go to the accounts of affected families.
Ghosh alleged that Bengal government was indulging in politics regarding the distribution of the relief materials and was involved in clandestine deals with a section of the ruling Trinamool leaders.
"BJP supporters and common villagers are not getting relief materials in rural areas, " the BJP said during discussion.
A devastated primary school building, its roof blown away by the cyclone, at Madhabnagar caught the eye of the three-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) that was on a visit to the Sunderbans on Friday to assess Amphan damage.
The team took note of the destruction all around, including village huts that bore the imprint of the cyclone a fortnight after it made landfall in the Sunderbans on May 20.