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

RJD calls for ED test into Srijan trick, requests Nitish’s resignation

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday requested an Enforcement Directorate (ED) test into the multi-crore Srijan trick, in which the administration reserves were exchanged to private records in the vicinity of 2005 and 2013.

Tejashwi Yadav, who is challenging in the Assembly premises against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, requested their separate resignations.

“They have taken money from the public treasury. Both of them two (Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi) should resign as the scam happened in their knowledge and they protected the main accused,” ANI quoted him as saying.

Yadav said that the Srijan trick was not limited to the Bhagalpur area alone, and that its connections were spread in a few districts. he made it clear that it is high time for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to suggest a CBI test into the Srijan trick as he has repeatedly been asserting on zero resilience against debasement,” he included.

Tejashwi Yadav additionally said he has not been permitted to hold a meeting in Bhagalpur for over seven days as the “legislature is perplexed” that he will uncover Srijan trick and the pioneers behind it.

The trap incorporates a Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, which gave proficient getting ready to women. The NGO purportedly appropriated stores inferred for the organization’s welfare designs from the budgetary adjusts of the Bhagalpur zone association. Following the RJD’s push, the Chief Minister on August 17 recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation test into the issue.

Sources: India Today, ANI