THEY SURVIVED. NOW WHAT?
Abhishek Verma 22 July 2019 6:00 AM GMT
The number of dead climbed to 102 in Bihar as on Sunday. Twelve districts of the state have been affected by flash floods that hit the state after torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal last week. The deluge has affected 69.3 lakh people in the 12 districts, with over 1.15 lakh sheltered in 131 relief camps.
According to the disaster management department, all the fresh deaths in Bihar were reported from Madhubani district, which accounted for 23 casualties. With 27 deaths, Sitamarhi remained the worst-affected by the flash floods.
Flood situation continued to remain grim as six rivers – the Bagmati, the Burhi Gandak, the Kamala Balan, the Adhwara, the Khiroi and the Mahananda – were flowing above danger level
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited relief camps in Sitamarhi and Darbhanga district. Last week he launched a direct benefit transfer scheme for the flood hit. Under this scheme, each affected family, under the Public Financial Management System, will get Rs 6,000 in their accounts. The government is claiming that they have already transferred Rs 181.39 crore to the accounts of 3.02 lakh families.
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