Central team to visit Bihar to assess tornado destruction
A Central team would undertake a visit of the tornado-hit districts to make on the spot assessment of the devastation caused last month.
Patna: A Central team would undertake a visit
of the tornado-hit five districts, Araria, Purnia, Kishanganj,
Katihar and Supaul, in Bihar`s Seemanchal belt to make on the
spot assessment of the devastation caused last month, state
Disaster Management Department Principal Secretary Vyas Ji
``We have received information about the visit of the
team for making on the spot assessment of the magnitude of
damage caused by the tornado in these districts last month,``
Vyas Ji said.
In the meantime, the state Disaster Management had
submitted a report to the Centre seeking a package of Rs 150
crore for rehabilitation and other necessary help to over two
lakh people who had been affected by the disaster, he said.
Vyas Ji said altogether 93 persons lost their lives and
more than 250 villages were affected by the tornado.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced an ex-gratia
payment of Rs 1.50 lakh to dependents of each of those who
lost their lives in the tornado, besides other help on the
pattern of the one being received by the people in cases of
floods and drought.