Bihar Floods: 2 million affected; Modi assures support to CM Nitish Kumar

August 14, 2017 6:34 PM |

Bihar Floods

Floods in Bihar due to torrential rains in the neighbouring nation of Nepal have ravaged the state resulting in much chaos than expected. In fact, as per media reports, at least 2 lakh people have been affected so far.

Levels of several rivers including Koshi, Ganga, Mahananda, Gandak and Kankai in Bihar have been on the rise with many breaching banks in a lot of areas. In fact, out of the 38 districts in North Bihar 13 have been affected by floods including West and East Champaran, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Saharsa, Darbhanga, Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Purnea, Khagaria, Katihar, and Muzaffarpur.

Besides deployment of the Indian Air Force's helicopters for carrying out relief-and-rescue operations, Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar had also demanded an additional deployment of 10 companies of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Bihar.

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Now, PM Narendra Modi has spoken to Nitish Kumar regarding the flood situation in Bihar and assured him of the support from the Centre for mitigating the situation.

Check out the lightning and thunderstorm status across Bihar

lightning in bihar

On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar will send chief secretary of Disaster Management, Road Construction department, Rural Works Department and all DMs to visit flood affected areas for assessing the situation.

At least two million have been affected in view of floods in the state of Bihar. Thousands have been forced to flee from their homes.

Rains are expected to now witness a reduction in the coming days. Worst hit areas of Araria, Kishanganj, Purnea and Katihar will also witness a decrease in rainfall activities. However, rainfall in Nepal will continue, thus complete relief from floods is not likely very soon.

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