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Admin Reporter- Ajay

Jul 21 2019


Flood Disrupts Life In Assam And Bihar, 142 Dead Till Now

Delhi,21,July,2019

 

A large population of two states of Bihar and Assam , is suffering from floods. In Assam, the number of people killed in floods has reached 50, while in Bihar, about 92 people have died. Of the 33 districts in Assam, 48.87 lakh people are affected. This information has been given in an official report. A total of 1.79 lakh hectares of agricultural land has been submerged in the state and about 90 percent of Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are submerged in water.

 

 

On the other hand, after the rise of the water level of major rivers of Bihar, the flood mangers in many areas still continue. During the last 24 hours, 14 people have died due to floods in the state, which has increased the number of deaths from the flood to 92. Meanwhile, the government has started the work of sending aid amount to flood victims.

 

 

Bihar's disaster management minister Laxmesh Rai on Saturday said that in the first phase, Rs. 161.39 crore has been sent to the accounts of verified families of 3,02,329 flood victims of 11 districts. He informed that for the first time in Bihar, assistance amount of flood relief is being sent from the state level to beneficiaries' bank account. Prior to the payment, the bank accounts of beneficiaries were examined by the Public Finance Management System (PFMS system) and after the account scrutiny the amount was sent directly from the state level to their bank account. He further informed that further assistance of flood affected people will be sent to their bank account for a sum of six-six thousand rupees.

 

 

Thousands of people have become homeless due to floods in most areas of Bihar's 12 districts and water is flooded in homes and farms. According to official figures, the flood water spreads in 1107 panchayats of 102 blocks in 12 districts of the state, which has affected the population of 66 lakh more. In the meantime, 92 people have died due to drowning in flood waters, while thousands of homes have been destroyed. Water has flooded many areas but flood water is spreading in many new places. Where the water has come down, there are roads and bridges connecting villages there. According to the Rural Work Department, till now, the construction of 1000 rural roads and 15 bridges has been damaged by floods.

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