Chief Minister Seeks Pre-Flood Protection

Bhojpur : Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday reviewed the possible flood pre-preparedness from the district collectors of all the districts through video conferencing. In this order, Chief Minister has given many important directions and suggestions in video conferencing along with other high officials including District Magistrate, Dr. Birendra Prasad Yadav. Meanwhile, the District Magistrate said that all the preparations have been completed before the flood in the district. In the order of preparation, there is also a demand for a report from all the departments.

In the video conferencing, the Chief Minister said that the Department of Disaster Management has set a standard operating procedure (SOP) for every type of disaster. He said that if there is more rainfall in Nepal, then there is possibility of flood in most districts of North Bihar. He said that there has been less rainfall in the state from the year 2004 to 2013. Due to low rainfall, cultivation is affected and people become restless with heat. He instructed to arrange tents, polythene seats, dry rations, boat arrangements, generators, etc. in the flood affected districts right away. After meeting the Disaster Management, instructed the authorities to prepare the floods with the officials of Agriculture, Health, Animal Husbandry, PHED, Path Division, Flood Control Regions, Food Corporation. Also, keep a watch on the number of rainfall. In order to safeguard the canal, they have directed the deputation of the Home Defense Corps personnel to monitor the embankments. In the areas where there are incidents of obstruction, the directives of DM, SP are to be issued immediately. He said that at this time all office bearers need to work with full coordination while alerting. He said that in a day 57 people were killed in Bihar and 13 died in Bihar, it is a sad situation for Bihar. Then the speed with which the affected family members were relieved. The District Magistrate informed that under Bhojpur district, 64 blocks and 178 villages of six blocks namely- Barmhara, Shahpur, Bihia, Ara, Koyilvar, Udwantnagar are affected mainly. In the district, 70 government boats, 3000 polythene sheets are available. On this occasion, Superintendent of Police, Shatri Nil Singh, deputy development commissioner Inayat Khan, Additional Satyartha Surendra Prasad, in-charge officer Rajesh Kumar Ravindra, District Public Relation Officer Shabha Nath Jha were present.

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