Bihar floods News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the current flood situation and preparedness of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. He held a meeting through video conference with chief ministers of these six states. The PM emphasized on better coordination between all central and state agencies to have a permanent system for forecasting of floods.
Across 1012 panchayats of 14 districts, as many as 45.39 lakh people have been left distressed as compared to the previous days figure of 39.63 lakh. The number of people troubled by the floods grew by more than half a million in the last 24 hours though no loss of life has been reported in the same period, the death toll remains at 11.
A total of 26 NDRF (16) and SDRF (9) teams have been deployed in these districts. 2,62,837 people have been evacuated and rescued to date. The worst-hit district is Darbhanga where more than 11 lakh people have been affected, followed by East Champaran where around 7 lakh people have been hit by floods.
The EC clarified that the aforesaid communication is only in respect of 8 constituencies, where elections will be held as soon as the situation becomes conducive The total number of bye-elections due is 56 Assembly Constituencies, including the 8 seats, besides one Parliamentary Constituency Out of these total number of 57 bye-elections, the EC has already taken a decision to hold all bye-election as per provisions of Section 151A of the RP Act, 1951
Floods have affected several districts of Bihar amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The heavy rainfall has inundated several districts of the state. According to reports, a population of 413952 in 217 Panchayats of 38 blocks in 8 districts have been affected in the floods, while the administration has managed to rescue 13585 stranded people.