Battered by mighty sea waves, a four-decade-old coastal embankment near seaside Pentha village has caved in, exposing large chunks in Odisha’s Rajnagar block headquarters to tidal ingress.Jun 14, 2012, 13:45 PM IST
Panic gripped riverside villages
located near Mahanadi on the eastern limits of Cuttack city
when a large patch of river embankment gave way during the
first showers of monsoon.
CM Nitish Kumar
on Friday asked the Centre to take up with Nepal the issue of
protecting and strengthening of Kosi embankment to prevent
floods in Bihar, adding that the Himalayan nation is not doing
enough on that front.
Bihar Water Resources minister Vijay
Chaudhary on Thursday said mitigation of threat perception to the
Kosi embankment in the state would be possible only with help
from Nepal for which talks were going with Kathmandu.
India has pledged to provide a
grant assistance of Rs 19.31 million to Nepal for the construction of an embankment-cum-link road in the southern region of the country.