Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached Patna airport from Odisha’s Cuttack to help the authorities engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas in Bihar. There were about 100 members in the three teams, and they reached Patna in a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force. The officers and soldiers of NDRF boarded buses to Katihar, Lakhisarai, andFollowing heavy rains last week, Ganga and Burhi Gandak rivers have touched the danger mark. Patna’s Mokama. Over 34 lakh people in 32 districts of Bihar have been reportedly affected by the deluge.
Three teams from Cuttack arrived in Patna with radio sets, satellite fans, and other modern equipment. A total of 19 teams of NDRF were already deployed in Bihar for relief and rescue work in the flood-affected districts.
🔸Live rescue by NDRF Patna🔸Saroj Kumar (18 yrs) S/O Suresh Kumar vill- Subhash pur P.S Digha, Distt- Sitamarhi Bihar🔸Victim found stranded on the top of a hut for two days#flood2021 @NDRFHQ @satyaprad1 @PIB_Patna @DmSitamarhi @Harvinder1806 @Kuldeep06598935 pic.twitter.com/DXbClusQPu— 9 NDRF PATNA (@NdrfP) August 16, 2021
🔸Hon'ble MOS Shri Nityanand Rai visited the flood affected area of Block- Mohanpur, Distt- Samasti pur (Bihar) on NDRF boat and accompanied by Commandant 9 NDRF Patna🔸@NdrfP@NDRFHQ @satyaprad1@DM_Samastipur@PIB_Patna@PIB_India#BiharFlood @Harvinder1806@Kuldeep06598935 pic.twitter.com/umdfE0anJe— 9 NDRF PATNA (@NdrfP) August 17, 2021
On Tuesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in three districts — Bhagalpur, Begusarai, and Khagaria. To take stock of the situation in various areas, he visited relief camps set up by the district administrations. Following a heavy rainfall last week, Ganga and the Burhi Gandak rivers passing through these three districts have touched the danger mark.
खगड़िया जिला के परबता प्रखण्ड अन्तर्गत भरतखण्ड के उत्तरी बाबा स्थान (सहनी टोला) के स्लूइस गेट एवं बांध का निरीक्षण कर अधिकारियों को आवश्यक दिशा-निर्देश दिया। शिविर में लोगों से भोजन की गुणवत्ता एवं वहां की व्यवस्थाओं के संबंध में जानकारी लिया। https://t.co/YQyjEnLwy6 pic.twitter.com/Jio5JK22vX— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 17, 2021
भागलपुर, खगड़िया एवं बेगूसराय जिले के बाढ़ प्रभावित इलाकों का हवाई सर्वेक्षण किया एवं लोगों से बात कर बाढ़ राहत शिविर में मिल रही सुविधाओं के गुणवत्ता की जानकारी ली। https://t.co/tWxfU0LQoJ pic.twitter.com/T7QQa2pNMt— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 17, 2021
Pregnant women living in Bihar’s flood relief camps will be given financial assistance of Rs 10,000 for having a son and Rs 15,000 for having a daughter, the Bihar government has announced. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that financial assistance of Rs 6,000 will be given to each flood affected-family by the state government.
Due to incessant rains, normal life in the state has gone into disarray. In both urban and rural areas, people are facing difficulty in commuting as several roads are submerged underwater. Train services have also been hit as the Indian Railways cancelled a significant number of trains in the state due to the situation posed by the floods. Many important train tracks are also flooded with water.