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Date of Publish: 2017-05-23

Statistical information relating to the influx of Refugees from East Bengal into India till 30th September, 1971- Part 5

Government of India,

Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation,

Department of Branch Secretariat

 

( For a series of reports on the issue of Influx in Assam during creation of Bangladesh please visit the previous parts published on February 21, March 2,7,14,21,30 and April 4, 13, 21, 25, May 2, 9 and 16 )

 

21.COMMODITYWISE DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF AID RECEIVED FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Commodity Quantity
A. Shelter Materials
1. Plastic Sheeting 53,307,725 Sq T
2. Tents 4586 nos.
3. Tarpauline sheets 4657 nos
4. Shelters 228 nos
B. Baby Food
1. Baby Food 32.55 Mtonnes
2. Milk powder 70,683 kgs
3. Condensed milk 4,236 kgs
4. Milk Buiscuits 674 cartons
C. Food
1. Rice 17,987 M Tonnes
2. Canned fish 130.225 M Tonens
D. Clothings
1. Clothig 8500 meters
2. Lather Cloth 20 pckages
E. Medical Supplies
1. Medicines 17,774 Packages
2. Blankets 8,705 nos
3. Ice -Box 28 Nos
4. Camping Beds 402 Nos
5. Fully Equipped Beds fro Children 200 nos
6. Masquito Nets 7,210 Nos
7. Stretchers 4,610 Nos.
8. Ground Sheets 9,360 Nos
F. Vehicles
1. Jeeps 225 Nos
2. Ambulence and accessories 2 Nos
3. ISUZU Diesel Trucks 288 Nos.

22. ALLOTMENT OF FOREIGN AID MATERIALS TO VAIOUS STATE GOVERNMENTS

 

Materials Assam Bihar Meghalaya Tripura West Bengal Total
A.Shelter Mateaials
1. Plastic Sheetings ( in thousand sq ft 850 12,484 32,530
2. Tents (in Nos) 60 2,900 2,960
3. Tarpaulin sheets 2,500 156 2,656
B. Baby Food
1. Baby Food (in tonnes) 11.5 15.5 27
2. Milk Powder (in M Tonnes) 8 8
3. Condenced Milk 1,585 1,585
C. Food
1. Rice (In M Tonnes) Handed over to Food Corporation of India for allotment
2. Caned Fish 5 1 6 15 65 92
D. Medical Supplies
Medicines Handed over to Medical Stored Supply Depot, Calcutta for allotment
E. Vehicles
1. Jeep 16 26 52 85 179
2. ISUZU Diesel Trucks 30 190 220

 

PART-II

WEST BANGAL

23.TREND OF CURRENT INFLUX OF REFUGEES IN WEST BENGAL

(person in thousand)

 

Month Average Daily Rate Monthly arrivals
April, 1971 42.4 1016
May, 1971 72 2,252
June, 1971 54 1,630
July, 1971 18.2 565
August, 1971 28 866
September, 1971 17 513
Total 6,851

 

24. DISTRICT-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF REFUGEES OF CURRENT INFLUX IN WEST BENGAL AND VIS-A-VIS NORMAL POPULATION

(person in thousand)

District Number of Camps Population Normal Population (1971 Census)
In Camps Outside Camps Total
1. 24 Parganas 68 1454 121 1875 8582
2. Naida 42 837 125 962 2229
3. Murshidabad 137 272 136 408 2942
4. Malda 71 121 251 372 1642
5. west Dinajpur 94 1321 444 1765 1846
6.Jalpaiguri 25 179 496 675 1752
7. Cooch Behar 115 454 309 763 1412
8. Daejeelings 1 9 11 20 766
9. Hoogly and Bardwan 11 11
Total West Bengal 553 4647 2204 6851 44,440Note

Note - Out of 6851.oo thousand refugees in West Bengal, 227.00 thousand reufgees have been disparsed to Central Transit Camps in Mana, Chakrabhatts(Madhya Predesh) Gaya(Bihar) and Allahabad (Uttar Predesh).

to be continued..............

Souce- The Assam State Archives

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