Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the state to assess the damage caused by prevailing floods. Mr Kumar made an aerial survey of flood-affected Darbhanga and Madhubani districts to take stock of the situation arising out of floods. The Chief Minister also visited the flood-affected Kuseshwarsthan area in Darbhanga district on the boat. Nitish Kumar visited relief camps and community kitchen centres to oversee ongoing relief works. After visiting flood-affected areas Mr Kumar said rupees six thousand is being given to each of the flood-affected families.
Mr Kumar directed the civil administration and health officials to take special care of pregnant women, the elderly and children affected by floods. Meanwhile, the overall flood situation continued to be grim. Over 40 lakh people spread over 26 districts including Darhanga, MadhubaniGopalganj East Champaran and West Champaran are reeling under the impact of floods.
Several rivers including the Ganga, Sone, Punpun and Kosi are maintaining rising trend and flowing above the danger marks. Train services on Darbhanga-Samastipur section of East central railway section has been suspended due to submergence of Railway tracks.s. Long route trains have been diverted on alternative routes. Railways have cancelled 15 special trains and diverted routes of 10 other trains.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and took stock of the flood situation in parts of the State. Mr Modi assured him of all possible support from the Centre to help mitigate the situation. He also prayed for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas.
In Assam, the flood situation continues to be grim with more than 3,63,000 people from 21 districts of the state being affected due to incessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring country Bhutan.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karbi-Anglong West, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara and Tinsukia have been affected by flood.
The Central Water Commission reported that water level has crossed the danger mark in several districts and is rising in Barpeta, Dhubri and Kamrup districts.