PM Modi and Nitish Kumar during an aerial survey. News18

Flood-hit Bihar gets relief of Rs 500 Crore from PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a prompt alleviation of Rs 500 crore for flood hit Bihar in the wake of undertaking an aerial overview of affected areas. He declared an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those harmed by the flood.

The Prime Minister was joined by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi. He also discussed relief and recovery work with them in detail.

He guaranteed both that he would be sending a central team to promptly survey the flood related misfortune in the state. He instructed keeping in mind the end goal to evaluate the cases of farmers’ harvest protection; the insurance agencies ought to send their managers to the flood affected areas with the goal that they can be given alleviation instantly.

The Road and Transport Ministry has additionally been coordinated to make fitting move to repair all flood harmed streets and electricity framework in the state.

More than one crore seventy lakh individuals have been affected by the floods in the state. The loss of life has mounted to 415, with 21 areas being affected by the storm.

To handle the flood danger, the Prime Minister talked about flood control in the outskirt regions with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his current visit to India. The two additionally concurred that a detailed report of Saptakosi high dam project and Sunkoshi storage cum diversion plan would be arranged soon.

Sources: News18, ANI

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