Garhmukteshwar: About 12 villages and vast agricultural lands have been inundated due to rising water level in the river Ganga even as a fresh flood alert has been issued by the district administration.
About 2.62 lakh cusec water has been discharged from Haridwar and Bijnore barrage following which 12 villages, including Lathira Kakamodh, Ganga Nagar, have been flooded.
District administration is keeping a close watch on the situation, Sub-Divisional Magistrate S K Maurya said.
The local villagers have been warned about the flood situation, he said, adding administration is providing all possible help to them.
Ranchi: Myriad challenges await BJP leader Arjun Munda who is all set to be sworn in as Jharkhand chief minister.
AJSU leader Sudesh Mahto, who is tipped to be a deputy chief minister, said "The biggest challenge before us is to give stability to the coalition, and if we can do it, 50 per cent of issues will be solved automatically."
The second most challenging task will be to prevent large-scale migration from Jharkhand following the two back-to-back years of drought. "The drought situation in the state is worse and has forced people to migrate in search of jobs. We have to address
the problem by creating jobs."
The long pending panchayat elections, he said, is another burning issue. Jharkhand is the only state where rural polls, last held over three decades ago when the state was part of
Bihar, have not yet been taken up after its creation in 2000.
On Naxal problem, Mahto said the new government will have to keep an eye on law and order front too. On investments, he said, "We have to create a conducive atmosphere while keeping the interests of the people in mind."