In Bihar, flood situation has worsened in 12 districts including Patna, Buxar, Munger, Bhojpur and Bhagalpur. The situation has further aggravated following continuous rise of water level of river Ganga. The water level of this river is just 53 centimetres below than the highest water level of 51.65 metres in Patna which was recorded in 2016. Water level of other rivers including Sone and Punpun are also maintaining rising trend and flowing above danger mark.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday visited flood-affected areas of Patna, Saran and Bhojpur districts and took stock of flood situation. Mr. Kumar instructed officials to further step up relief and rescue operations in flood ravaged areas. areas. The Chief Minister asked medical team to do covid vaccination among flood victims. Over eight hundred villages are in the grip of the flood. People of low lying areas have taken shelter on higher places. 21 teams of NDRF and SDRF are carrying out relief and rescue operations. Standing crops spread over 80 lakh hectares have been damaged. Vehicular traffic has been disrupted in several parts of the state as flood water is flowing on roads. The state is witnessing heavy to moderate rainfall across the state. Met department has issued alert for heavy rainfall in northern parts of the state in next 24 hours.