A high-level assembly was chaired by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday for reviewing preparedness within the face of rising water ranges of rivers originating in Nepal and flowing by way of the states northern districts.
On the assembly the place Water Sources minister Sanjay Kumar Jha and high officers led by Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar had been current, the chief minister instructed that flood management measures be accomplished on the earliest and Nepalese authorities be taken into loop wherever required.
On Monday, Mr Jha had expressed concern over the neighbouring nation denying entry to officers from Bihar to territory falling on the opposite facet of the border for finishing restore of embankments which was important to forestall the state from getting ravaged by floods in rivers like Gandak, Kosi and Kamala.
The chief minister famous with delight that for the primary time within the state, piling of metal sheets was going down at numerous embankments on the Kamla Balan river.
An atmosphere conservation fanatic, Mr Kumar additionally advised that plantation of timber be undertaken alongside the embankments which might preserve the soil intact when robust water currents go by way of. He additionally mentioned that full preparations be in place for offering reduction to the affected populace if flood strikes.
The chief minister additionally emphasised on the necessity to make sure that communication community remained purposeful in face of a calamity. Districts in north Bihar are recognized to be routinely hit by floods. These in 2008 and 2017 had led to heavy casualties.
Furthermore, final yr greater than 100 folks had died and near one million had been displaced on account of flash floods brought on by torrential rainfall in catchment areas of Nepal.