Ritabrata Banerjee says DVS should consult govt before releasing water
The state government has been raising this issue from time to time but no action has been taken, he said.
Alleging that floods in West Bengal were man-made, independent member Ritabrata Banerjee today demanded that the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) should consult the state government before releasing excess river water.
Last year, two lakh cusecs of water were released that caused the flood in more than 106 blocks. "DVC needs to sit with the state government on an immediate basis on the issue of releasing water. No water should be released without consultation with the state, he said.
"Man-made flood is happening. This needs to be stopped. State should be taken on board," he said.
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