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Amphan relief fund hardly misused; will help those left out: Mamata

Chief Minister says '0.5% misappropriation of money' happened because government wanted to help people quickly

A woman dries clay demon masks on a roadside as dark clouds gather over the city ahead of landfall by Cyclone Amphan, on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar. Photo: PTI
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The maximum number of complaints regarding irregularities of distribution of the compensation has been received from Purba Medinipur district.

Press Trust of India Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said 6,000 people were found to have been genuinely deprived of funds distributed by her government for repair of houses devastated by Cyclone Amphan and the state will transfer the money to their accounts within the next three days.

"We had conducted a query and received 40,000 complaints out of which 26,000 were already there in the DM's list. We have found that 6,000 were deprived and to them the funds will be transferred by next three days. There are 6,000 others whose complaints were found to be fake," she said.

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 7:57 AM IST

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