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(From The Statesman (India))
Rajib Chatterjee KOLKATA, April 24: Owing to the lack of de-siltation, most of the water outlets at Barasat in North 24-Parganas have dried up. And now a small water outlet connecting local canals that drain out water seems destined to share this fate. Take a walk around Banikantha canal emerging from a large lake in ward No 10 of Barasat municipality and leading to Badu at Madhyamgram.
The place stinks as garbage is thrown into this outlet. A portion of the outlet is choked because a bheri has been constructed at the mouth of the outlet. During monsoon, the whole place could be flooded after a sharp shower. A large part of …