MAITHON: The town of Maithon is officially a part of Jharkhand , but that has not stopped discussions at street corners from swaying towards the political future of West Bengal .
“Obviously, people would be more concerned about West Bengal,” said Ghatak.For all practical purposes, people here would rather go to Asansol or Durgapur than Ranchi or Dhanbad.
Even for medical treatment and emergencies, the choice is the border state.
“Maithon, as we know it today, has been a colony settlement of DVC since the river valley project started.
Though Dhanbad is closest to Maithon in Jharkhand, it is really far away, almost double the distance of Asansol.
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