Bihar Flood Situation Worsens, 66 Lakh Affected; Chief Minister Makes Aerial Survey

Nitish Kumar performed an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in the present day


The flood scenario in Bihar deteriorated on Wednesday as waters from overflowing rivers originating in Nepal inundated recent areas and the variety of affected folks rose to 66.60 lakh throughout 16 districts, a authorities bulletin stated.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made an aerial survey of the affected areas of north Bihar and visited a village in Darbhanga district, which has been hit by the calamity.

In keeping with the catastrophe administration departments bulletin, the loss of life depend in flood associated incidents remained at 19 as no recent casualty was reported.

The scale of the flood-affected populace, nonetheless, grew by practically three lakh since Tuesday and the variety of panchayats hit by the calamity was 1,165, an increase of 13.

The variety of folks evacuated from badly affected areas, until date, was 4.80 lakh, the bulletin stated.

In the meantime, the chief minister set off for an aerial survey of assorted embankments located alongside the rivers in spate which continued for an hour and a half earlier than his plane landed at Darbhanga airport.

Darbhanga is the district worst-hit by the deluge, accounting for seven deaths and 18.71 lakh affected folks.

The CM visited a college in Makhnahi village which has been transformed to a aid camp-cum-community kitchen. He interacted with the inmates there and enquired in regards to the amenities they had been receiving.

Holding a tray stuffed with biscuit packets, Mr Kumar provided these to the youngsters of the 15 households staying within the camp along with his face, lined with a masks, betraying a broad smile.

He expressed satisfaction upon being instructed by the district Justice of the Peace involved that social distancing and hand hygiene had been being adequately taken care of on the camp.

Mr Kumar was knowledgeable that greater than 700 folks had been being fed every day on the neighborhood kitchen and the power of “take away” was additionally being prolonged to the affected folks to keep away from overcrowding.

The CM was additionally instructed {that a} sum of Rs 6,000 had been transferred to the checking account of every household taking shelter on the aid camp.

He directed officers that antigen and RT-PCR assessments have to be performed on all inmates on the aid camp to examine the unfold of COVID-19.

Mr Kumar, who was flanked by high officers like Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar and Principal Secretary for Catastrophe Administration and Well being Pratyay Amrit, additionally inspected a few development websites close by, the place he distributed facemasks to these concerned within the work.

Almost 10 lakh individuals are being fed at 1,379 neighborhood kitchens throughout the flood-hit districts, the bulletin stated.

In the meantime, the information of inundation of inhabited areas in these districts appears to be reaching far and extensive.

Bollywood director Neeraj Ghaywan of Masaan fame tweeted {a photograph} Itwa Shivnagar, Sihol in Darbhanga tagging the district Justice of the Peace, the native All India Radio station, the Indian Air Pressure and the NDRF.

“Flood water is filling up on this low-lying space and the villagers say there isn’t any assist from the state up to now.

Requesting pressing help,” Ghaywan stated within the tweet.

Water Assets Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, an in depth aide of the chief minister, took be aware of the publish and replied, I’ve talked to Darbhanga DM and briefed him about this concern. He has assured to do the needful. Respect your endurance.

The filmmaker appeared pleasantly shocked by the immediate response and reverted with a thanks adopted by a Namaste emoji.

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