Help Flood Victims in Bihar

 
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Aug 5, 2012

Monsoon Report

Poor Family in Flood Affected District
Poor Family in Flood Affected District

Dear Supporters,

Following the pattern of recent years there is a North-South Split in the monsoon in Bihar. In the North although so far widespread flooding has been avoided, parts of the south are suffering from deficient rains.  Here is the situation in North Bihar,

Incessant rains in the catchment areas have caused rivers flowing through north Bihar to swell and flood parts of West Champaran, Saharsa and Kishaganj districts. Some of the rivers flowing through the area have crossed the danger mark.

Reports reaching Patna said flood waters have inundated several blocks of West Champaran district following release of water from Valmikinagar barrage. Several villages in Saharsa and Kishanganj were also submerged.

The floodwaters of Gandak and Bhapsa rivers completely submerged a girl’s school at Harna Tad in Bagaha sub-division. About 100 students were evacuated from the school hostel by the administration as the floods, which came yesterday, washed away a bamboo bridge connecting the school building. 

However the widespread flooding of recent years has yet to occur, this is the situation in the South,

Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh on Thursday said that 25 of 38 Bihar districts are drought-affected. The state government, however, has not officially declared drought in the state.

Singh said, “Though there has been good rainfall in some parts of Bihar, most districts have been facing drought because of below average rainfall.” The minister said the government would assess situation for a few more days and take a call on drought declaration in the affected districts. He also sought cooperation from the Opposition to mount pressure on the Centre to help the state fight drought.

We have people in the north closely monitoring the situation, and we now have good links with the local administration, ready to respond if the rivers rise further.

We send our thanks to all of for all of your help, we ready with immediate aid when the need arises, please look out for further reports.

Deepak Kumar

 


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