Top Story: Bihar CM asked PM to intervene into northern Bihar flood situation
The flood situation in Bihar is still worsening and the death toll stands at 23 and around 74 lakh people have been effected, according to a Disaster Management Department bulletin.In a video conference with PM Narendra Modi, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar drew attention towards the non-cooperation of Nepal in managing the flood situation that is presently effecting Bihar and has wrecked havoc in several parts of northern Bihar. Mr. Kumar said “North Bihar gets ravaged by floods because of heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal. In accordance with an agreement between India and Nepal, the water resources department of Bihar conducts the flood management work in the bordering areas.” He added “But we have not been receiving full cooperation from Nepal in the past few years”.The condition of the state is worsening along with increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Inadequate political will of the state authorities and shortage of medical infrastructure have contributed to further worsening of the situation.
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