The bursting floods in Bihar have affected nearly 15 Lakh people in the state spreading to around 11 districts. At least 10 people have lost their lives in the flood and around 5.36 Lakh people have either been relocated or are ambushed inside their house.
According to the Water Resource Department the water of Kosi, near Veerpur barrage, rose from 1.55 lakh cusec at 6 am on Monday to 1.62 lakh cusec at 8 am. The Gandak River was flowing at 1.89 lakh cusec at the Balmikinagar barrage at 6 am, which reached 2.9 million cusecs at 8 am. The floodwater has entered in Bishunpur village of Darbhanga district which has lead to destructions and making people wade away through waist-deep water.
The relief and rescue operations by the State Government are working to help the people. Rivers like Budhi, Ganga, Bagmati, Gandak, Kamala Balan, Mahananda, and Ghaghra are flowing above the danger mark in many areas in Bihar.
Ramchandra Doo, the additional Secretary of Disaster management informed that the Disaster Management team is already in alert and undertaking the rescue and relief operations as the water has already risen the danger mark.
Because of the increased water level, 625 panchayats in 86 blocks have been inundated across all 11 districts of Bihar. Food packets are dropped by helicopters for the affected people which contained two and a half kg of rice, 1kg Gram, 500gm jaggery, matchbox, and packets of candles. Due to their lost homes, people have taken shelters at higher places on National highways and embankments.
17 teams of NDRF and 8 teams of the SDRF are also involved in the rescue operations in which around 26 relief camps have been set up.
Every year the people of Bihar witness the flood but it seems this year it has broken all records. Some people have also complained that the Government is lacking behind to provide adequate facilities to the people.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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