Nepal Not Helping Manage Floods, Says Nitish Kumar, Asks For PM's Help

“Now we have not been receiving full cooperation from Nepal,” Nitish Kumar mentioned (File)


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday drew the eye of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about alleged non-cooperation from Nepal in managing floods which have ravaged the state’s northern districts.

Rivers originating within the neighbouring nation have inundated a number of districts of the state.

At a gathering convened by the Prime Minister on the flood state of affairs in states hit by the calamity, Mr Kumar mentioned that the authorities in Bihar had “not been receiving full cooperation from Nepal prior to now few years” and sought the Centre’s intervention on the matter.

“North Bihar will get ravaged by floods due to heavy rainfall within the catchment areas of Nepal. In accordance with an settlement between India and Nepal, the water sources division of Bihar conducts the flood administration work within the bordering areas.”

“However we’ve got not been receiving full cooperation from Nepal prior to now few years,” Mr Kumar mentioned within the assembly held through video convention.

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