Nitish directs authorities to immediately provide relief in flood affected areas

Patna, Jul 15 (Agency) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday directed the concerned district magistrates to immediately assess damages in the flood affected areas and provide relief to the affected people. After conducting an aerial survey of the flooded areas of Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Madhepura, Nalanda, Newada and Patna districts, Mr Kumar reviewed the situation with the senior authorities of disaster management department and water resources department. During the meeting Mr Kumar said that due to heavy downpour in June, flood like situation was prevailing in some of the districts.

During the meeting Mr Kumar instructed the district magistrates to take stock of the situation in their respective areas for assessment and provide immediate required help to the affected people. He said that the farmers were facing heavy loss in the agricultural activities and keeping it in mind proper assessment should be done for providing them adequate relief and assistance. The chief minister instructed the authorities to remain alert and be prepared to face any situation in future. He reiterated that the flood in Bihar is due to heavy downpour in Nepal and Jharkhand.

The chief minister asked the authorities to make arrangements for conducting tests for coronavirus infection and vaccination in the relief camps set up in the flood affected areas. He also asked to make separate arrangements in case anyone was found infected with coronavirus.