Mamta said that the Center should have taken precautionary measures for the safety of the people of Joshimath.

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Mamta also said that the central government should have taken precautionary measures long ago in view of the fact that “the land subsidence in Joshimath was predicted well in advance”.

Describing the situation in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath as “extremely dangerous”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the central government should take steps on a war footing for the safety of the people of the Himalayan town. Mamta also said that the central government should have taken precautionary measures long ago in view of the fact that “the land subsidence in Joshimath was predicted well in advance”.

Pointing out that the condition of Raniganj coalfield in Paschim Bardhaman district of Bengal was similar to that of Joshimath, he said that Raniganj coalfield may also face a similar crisis as there is a danger of subsidence. Talking to reporters at the Kolkata airport before leaving for Alipurduar, Mamta said, “Why were necessary steps not taken despite warnings?

The situation in Joshimath is very dangerous. The residents of the hill town are not responsible for this disaster. It is the duty of the government to take care of the people when there is a disaster.” He said, “The government should take steps on a war footing so that people do not suffer.

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