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Flood in north Bengal

2017-08-12

 

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PTI

Kolkata, Aug 12 :  Flood in north Bengal,where it has impacted five districts and inundated about 100 tea gardens.
Coochbehar, North Dinajpur, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling are the five districts which have been affected by the flood.
State Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan had said yesterday that 58,000 people had been affected in Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar.
The government has opened 43 shelters in the affected districts and relief materials are being provided to those who have been temporarily displaced from their houses, he added.
About 100 tea gardens are reported to be affected across north Bengal in the flood and it is apprehended that tea production in the region will be less.
Last year, tea production in north Bengal except Darjeeling was around 315 million kg.

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