Kolkata: The Centre is yet to give any positive response to the Bengal government in connection with the “unified control” over the release of water from Tenughat reservoir in Jharkhand to control flood in Damodar basin. The state government had raised the issue and placed its demand of “unified control” in front of Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union minister of state for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, in the regional conference of the eastern estates on water resources that was held in Kolkata in mid April.
But the Centre is yet to give any positive response to the state government, even though almost one and a half months have passed after the regional conference. Moreover, this comes when only a few days are left for the monsoon to set in. According to the forecast of the Regional Meteorological Centre, monsoon is going to hit South Bengal by June 10.The Bengal government had placed its demand for “unified control” over the release of water, as once it is in place the neighbouring state Jharkhand alone cannot take decision on the release from the reservoir.