Provide relief to people in 11 rain-hit districts: Bihar CM | Patna News

PATNA: Chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar on Tuesday conducted an aerial survey of rain-affected areas in seven districts of north Bihar. He assessed the damages caused by the heavy and excessive rain in the last few days in these districts.
Soon after returning to the state capital after conducting the aerial survey, Nitish held a meeting with senior officials of the disaster management department (DMD), water resources department (WRD) and the DMs of 11 rain-affected districts to review the situation. The meeting was held at ‘Sankalp’ hall of the CM residence.
The CM asked the DMs to ensure immediate relief and other assistance to the people living in the affected areas in the 11 districts – Nawada, Nalanda, Patna, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East Champaran, West Champaran, Gopalganj and Saran.
“We have to provide necessary assistance to all affected people. You must ensure that no person is left out,” he told the DMs.
Nitish further asked all 11 DMs to make a proper assessment of the crops damaged by the recent excessive rain and submit a report to the government within three days.
“Also make an assessment of crop loss where sidling could not be planted due to waterlogging caused by the excessive rain,” he asked the DMs.
Nitish further advised the DMs to ensure a continuous communication with the people affected by the excessive rain, and also pay attention to the suggestions given by them. “We have to help all affected families with all sensitivity,” Nitish told the DMs.
He also asked the officials to ensure immediate repair of the roads and culverts which were damaged by the floodwaters.
He asked the DMD officials to ensure immediate distribution of gratuitous relief (GR) funds among the remaining flood-affected families.
Earlier, DMD secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal informed the CM about the relief works being done in the rain-hit areas. WRD secretary Sanjeev Hans gave a detailed information on the current status of water level in different rivers and flood protection works being executed in different parts of the state.
Earlier in the day, the CM conducted an aerial survey of rain-affected areas in seven districts – Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East Champaran, Gopalganj and Saran.

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