Natural disasters like flood and cyclone are very common in deltaic Sunderban that affect the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people every year. When cyclone ‘Amphan’ ravaged the coastal districts on 20th May’20 night, it damaged flood control embankments. It also caused cracks on the walls that caused saline water to flush in many areas of Sunderban.
The cyclone destroyed dozens of pipelines that used to supply drinking water to the islands surrounded by rivers fed with saline tidal water from the sea. Salt water from these rivers has gushed into the villages through breaches in the embankments filling up the sweet water ponds and hundreds of tube wells still remain submerged in saline water even a week after the calamity.
Mukti in association with “AID”, USA organized several de – watering program through Sunderban.
Mukti drained out the saline water from Kankandighi and Nagendrapur Gram Panchayat under Raidighi Ploce Sation.
Number of ponds – 33, 22
Number of beneficiaries – 283,271
The pumps were engaged for – 1294, 734 hours.
Fuel bought by Mukti – 638, 359 litre.
De – watering Program by Mukti was taken place at Herembogopalpur Gram Panchayat under Patharprotima Police Station.
Number of ponds – 18
Number of beneficiaries – 126
The pump was engaged for – 548 hours.
Fuel bought by Mukti – 240 litre.
At Debipur Bhuwaneswari Gram Panchayat under Kultali Block Mukti took the same initiative.
Number of ponds – 17
Number of beneficiaries – 120
The pump was engaged for – 394 hours.
Fuel bought by Mukti – 196 litre.