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Nitish Kumar To Make Aerial Survey Of Flooded Areas Today


PATNA: With many areas of Bihar inundated, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday held a review meeting with senior officials on the flood situation and relief work being carried out.

After his return from New Delhi on Wednesday evening, Mr Kumar held a review meeting on flood situation with Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and other officials, an official statement said.

He will make an aerial survey of the flooded areas today and hold a review at Purnea to take stock of pace of relief and rehabilitation work.

In Wednesday’s meeting, the secretary in-charge of inundated districts including Purnea, Katihar, Araria and Kisanganj were ordered to immediately rush to the districts to supervise the relief work, the statement said.

Rains in catchment areas of rivers in Bihar and discharge of water from swollen rivers of Nepal have deluged many areas of Kosi region in particular.

Meanwhile, a release from NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) said its nine teams are engaged in rescue of people in most sensitive flood areas.

Vijay Sinha, Commandant of Bihta-based 9th battalion of NDRF said around 4,000 have been transferred to safer areas from inundated areas of Darbhanaga, Supual, Purnea, Araria, Kisanganj, Gopalganj and Muzaffarpur.

The NDRF team is distributing medicines and also providing treatment through river ambulance and mobile hospital in the flood-hit areas of Bihar, he said.

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