Something went wrong with the connection!
 Breaking News

Floods continue to pile agony on people of Bihar, Assam

Floods continue to pile agony on people of Bihar, Assam
July 20
10:48 2019

PATNA/GUWAHATI: Floods continued to wreak havoc in Bihar and Assam, with around 1.15 crore people continuing to reel under the deluge in the two states where death toll reached 139 on Friday. The toll in Bihar climbed to 92 with 14 more casualties reported since Thursday, while in Assam 11 more people died on Friday taking the toll in the northeastern state to 47.
In Bihar, 66.76 lakh people form 12 districts of the state have been hit by the calamity while in Assam 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of its 33 districts.

According to Bihar’s state disaster management department, the death toll which stood at 78 on Thursday included 27 casualties in Sitamarhi, the district worst affected by the flash floods which hit the state in the wake of torrential rains in Nepal’s Terai region last week.
Significant number of casualties have also been reported from Araria, Madhubani, Purnea, Sheohar and Darbhanga districts.

Relief and rehabilitation work continued in full swing with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar kicking off a programme under the Public Financial Management System for providing aid to flood victims. Under the programme, Rs 181.39 crore were transferred directly into the bank accounts of members of 3.02 lakh affected families in the initial phase.
In Assam, 1.79 lakh hectare of agricultural land has been inundated and around 90 per cent of rhinoceros habitats – the Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – are under water.

Of the fresh 11 deaths in the state, five were reported from Dhubri district and three each from Barpeta and Morigaon, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said, adding 48,87,443 people in 3,705 villages are reeling under the impact of the flood.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the flood situation in his home constituency Majuli island during the day and also inspected Geo Bag erosion prevention work at Dakhinpat Kumargaon.

He also visited the number 4 embankment at Opholamukh damaged by this year’s flood and directed the Brahmaputra Board and Water Resource officials to complete the erosion prevention works on a war footing.
Sonowal told reporters that there is no paucity of funds for flood management and those have been released to all districts in advance this year.
The central government has been cooperating with the state in fighting floods, he told mediapersons and informed them about construction of highlands in the Kaziranga National Park which has provided succour to the animals there during this year’s flood.

Nineteen teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in flood-affected districts of north Bihar, NDRF’s 9 Battalion Commandant said in a statement.
He further said that till now NDRF personnel have evacuated more than 4,500 people from far-flung villages of flood-affected Araria, Katihar, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Supaul, Muzaffarpur and Motihari districts.
NDRF rescuers are also assisting civil administration in distribution of relief materials and civil medical teams in reaching remote area by boats. PTI



Related Articles


Is the Citizenship (amendment) Bill 2019 a fair measure?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

E-paper Latest Edition

Subscribe to our Digital Edition



Inkasa Interiors | Interior Designer in Delhi

ADVERTISEMENT – Ponderosa Homes

Ponderosa Homes



It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*


Star Tours

ADVERTISEMENT – Global Holidays

Global Holidays Early Bird Discounts


Follow us On Twitter

#Indian diaspora hails Johnson's resounding ... - Get your news featured use #IndiaPostUSA…
h J R
#BJP can't bulldoze states to implement amended Citizenship Act: Mamata Banerjee - Get you…
h J R
#China coy on 'BIG' trade deal announced by Trump - Get your news featured use…
h J R
#China foreign minister calls US 'troublemaker of the world' - Get your news featured use…
h J R


Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email

Download Media Kit

India Post Media Kit