BJP workers led by Roy collect funds for Kerala flood victims
Jamshedpur: State food supply minister cum MLA of Jamshedpur West Saryu Roy on Sunday said Kerala is reeling under natural calamity due to rampant construction which took place in the name of development in the state. He said the people of Jamshedpur as well as other parts of Jharkhand should also learn from this tragedy. He was speaking to scribes at Bengal Club, Sakchi, during a fundraising visit meant to collect donations for the help of Kerala flood victims.
Roy announced to give Rs 1 lakh to the Kerala flood victims from his fund. He said he would visit various localities in the city to collect the funds. The BJP activists of Jamshedpur West constituency would be collecting funds on Monday.
According to the Minister, indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources and tourism development in Kerala had taken a toll on the environment.
“The devastation in Kerala is a lesson for all of us. Even the seas have been encroached today. As a result, there is no vent for rainwater and rivers. A similar tampering with Nature is on in Jamshedpur.
Construction work is on in an indiscriminate manner at various places. The Marine Drive built on the banks of Swarnarekha and Kharkai is a major example. Not only this, the number of vehicles has increased in Adityapur-Jugsalai-Bistupur area due to a mall in Bistupur. If one mall can do this, one can understand what several malls will do in the coming days,” said Roy.
The minister said obtaining environmental clearance for construction over 2000 square metre area has been made compulsory from 2006. But XLRI Jamshedpur has built a big structure.
I do not think they have got approval for this, he said.
Roy said construction of malls is on in full swing all over the city. Rules are not being followed. If the city too, gets rains like Kerala, here the situation may also turn tragic, he said.