The West Bengal government has found 50 per cent of the applications for compensation for damages caused by the cyclone to be bogus and rejected them. These applications have been found to be fake during the verification done on the spot by the district officials.
Yas wreaked havoc in May
Cyclone Yas made landfall in West Bengal and Odisha in May. It caused a lot of destruction, especially in the coastal areas. Of the 1,62,586 applications filed from South 24 Parganas district, 75,773 were rejected. Similarly, out of 1,17,654 samples from East Midnapore, 72,878 samples have been rejected. “We found that out of 14,000 applications filed from Nandigram-I Division, 12,000 are bogus. Out of 6,874 applications for Egra II, only 52 were found genuine.