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Nitish promises funds for flood relief

The Bihar government will make adequate provisions for funds for providing relief to flood-affected people of the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said.



Patna: The Bihar government will make adequate
provisions for funds for providing relief to flood-affected
people of the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said.

There will be no shortage of funds to carry out relief and
rehabilitation measures for the flood-affected regions, he
told reporters after an over two hour aerial survey of the
flood-hit north Bihar districts.

Kumar said as many as 23 north Bihar districts, including
Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga and Samastipur,
were affected by the floods due to deluge in neighbouring
Nepal.

The government, he said, has carried out extensive relief
work and set up camps at several places for the flood-affected
people as well as cattle, while those marooned by the flood
waters have been rescued and brought to safer places.

Kumar said he had directed district officials to provide
relief to the flood-affected people and make on-the-spot
assessment of damages to properties so that the government
could provide assistance to the affected people.

The state government would provide agriculture input
subsidy to those farmers whose crops have been damaged in the
floods.

Kumar said he has directed disaster management principal
secretary to hold video conference with district magistrates
of the affected districts tomorrow to take stock of the
situation.

He also directed the authorities to rush life saving drugs
to the affected region and spray DDT.

PTI

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