Patna: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday visited Bettiah in West Champaran district and asked officials of six districts of Tirhut commissionerate to finalise a list of flood relief beneficiaries within a week.
Manjhi took stock of the flood-related situation in Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East Champaran and West Champaran districts and passed instructions to officials to ensure that relief items are distributed among the affected people without any discrimination.
He also asked the officials to take steps to contain spread of diseases in areas where floodwaters have receded.
The chief minister also reviewed the law and order situation of the six districts, and asked the officials to pay heed to all information and told them that any laxity on this front will not be tolerated.
"Increase administrative vigil in view of the approaching festivals. Do not ignore any kind of information. Senior officials must inspect the place after receiving any information and review its reality. We have to maintain law and order at all cost," Manjhi told the officials.
He expressed displeasure on the pending Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in the districts and directed Tirhut Commissioner Narmadeshwar Lal to review them on regular basis.
He passed instructions to renovate IAY houses built before 2004 and complete all the unfinished ones.
He also asked the officials to make a list of homeless families living in the urban areas, make a project to settle them and send it to the state government.
Taking stock of MNREGA works, Manjhi called for their proper surveillance and asked the officials to initiate strict action if any irregularity is found in them.
Manjhi also instructed the officials to take cases of land distribution to the downtrodden seriously and ensure that all the people who have been given land receipt are given possession on the land by March 2015. Disputes over such land should be probed and settled quickly.
The chief minister also said that a bridge on Gandak River will be built near Takraha block.