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Flood situation improves in Assam, Bihar

In Assam, 28 out the 33 districts of the state are facing flood fury. The natural disaster has dislocated over 57 lakh people. Though the water levels of most rivers flowing across the state have receded, the Brahmaputra river continues to flow above the danger mark. With the situation gradually improving, the state is slowing limping back to normalcy.

Meanwhile a delegation of Assam MPs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM assured the delegation of help to tide over the flood crisis.

In Bihar, after receding of water level of major rivers flood situation is improving slowly in several areas. Rescue and relief work has been intensified in the state. After receding of water threat of epidemic is looming large in flood-affected areas.

Owing to the crisis, the state administration has suspended the leaves of medical staff. The floods have claimed nearly 80 lives so far. More than 55 lakh people across 12 districts of the state have been affected due to the floods.

26 teams of the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force and SSB have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday held a meeting with senior officials to tackle the situation. The state government has declared compensation of 6000 rupees to each flood victim family.

Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar inspected flood-affected areas in Madhubani for damage assessment.




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