PM Modi announces an immediate relief of Rs 500 crore for flood-hit Bihar

26 August 2017, 05:31 PM
PM Modi in Bihar to take stock of Bihar flood situation, death toll reaches 418 (Image: ANI)
PM Modi in Bihar to take stock of Bihar flood situation, death toll reaches 418 (Image: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Bihar, he will be conducting aerial survey of flood-hit areas on Saturday. This will be PM Modi’s first visit to the State after Nitish Kumar formed his Government with the help of BJP-led NDA

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi took to twitter to inform about Prime Minister’s Bihar visit. PM coming on 26th Aug for an aerial survey of flood affected districts of Bihar,” tweeted Sushil Modi.

PM will be arriving at Purnea airforce base at 9.50 am for aerial survey of flood affected areas along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitesh Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil kumar Modi. After survey and meeting with officials PM will leave for Delhi around 12pm.

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The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Friday with the toll mounting to 418, with 1.67 crore people in 19 districts being affected by the deluge.

The flood waters, however, have receded in some places, prompting many to return to their homes. The number of relief camps also dropped to 368 from 624, in which 1.59 lakh people were staying, a release by disaster management department said.

Araria district alone accounted for 87 deaths followed by Sitamarhi 43, Katihar 40, West Champaran 36, East Champaran 32, Madhubani 28, Darbhanga 26, Kishanganj 24,Madhepura 22, Gopalganj 20, Supual 16, Purnea nine, Saharsaeight; Khagaria, Saran and Muzaffarpur seven each, Sheoharfour and Samastipur two.

No deaths were reported from Siwan district, it said. A total of 3.54 lakh people had food in 1,403 community kitchens operational in the marooned areas of Bihar, therelease said.

 A total of 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 1,152 personnel with 118 boats are taking part in rescue and relief operations, it said. Apart from NDRF, 16 teams of the State Disaster Response Force comprising 466 personnel are helping people in the flood-hit areas with the help of 92 boats. A total of 630 army personnel in seven teams are assisting in relief and rescue operations with 70 boats, the release added.

With PTI Input

First Published: Saturday, August 26, 2017 08:46 AM
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