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State defers test exam of Madhyamik in cyclone-hit areas

Kolkata: The state government has deferred the test of Madhyamik examination in the areas affected by the cyclone Bulbul. The test examination will be held on December 2 instead of November 26.

It may be recalled that during the administrative meeting held in Basirhat on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had raised the matter. Before holding the administrative meeting, she made an aerial survey of the affected areas in North 24-Parganas and found that vast areas were still submerged underwater.

She took up the matter at the meeting and instructed to supply 5 litres of kerosene and lanterns to these areas as electricity is yet to be restored.

The district administration has given books and exercise books to some students that have been washed away during the heavy rain in the six affected districts. Banerjee had earlier instructed the district administration to ensure that the affected people get food, tarpaulins and medicines.

She also asked state Transport minister and MLA from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari to hold administrative meeting with the district magistrate and other senior officials of East Midnapore.

The state government will soon give kits that include utensils and other items required to run a household, to the affected people. Mobile medical clinics will be sent to the affected areas soon as well.

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