Cyclone Yaas: Over 76,000 People Submit Applications Seeking Bengal Govt's Aid
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Bengal :Over 76,000 people from several cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal have submitted their applications, seeking the state government's aid under the Duare-Tran (relief at doorstep) scheme, an official said on Monday. At least 322 camps or outreach programmes in seven districts hit by cyclone 'Yaas' have been organised till Sunday to enable eligible citizens to submit applications in plain paper to get compensation under various welfare programmes of the state government, he said.A maximum of 36,952 applications have been received from South 24 Parganas where 174 camps have been held till June 6, the official said. The government has also got 12,765 applications from PurbaMedinipur, 10,267 from North 24 Parganas and 8,039 from Paschim Medinipur districts. At least 7,561 people in Howrah, 294 in Hooghly and 247 from Birbhum have sought compensation from the administration, the official said. "All the applications will be verified. We are expecting more people to visit the camps," he said.
The state government had announced the "Duare Tran" programme to provide relief and compensation for cyclone-hit people in these districts. Several task forces have been constituted for seamless coordination among various stakeholders of the scheme.People have been submitting applications from June 3 to get compensation under specified programmes of the departments of agriculture, disaster management and civil defence, animal resources development, horticulture, fisheries and micro, small and medium enterprises. The government will receive applications at the camps till June 18.