Bihar Floods : 5 lakh people affected in nearly a dozen districts

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Around 5 lakh people in nearly about 10 panchayat districts of Bihar are affected by the flood that has resulted in destruction across northern parts of the state, the disaster managment department notified, on wednesday. A total of 4.6 lakh people in 245 panchayats of 10 districts have been affected by the disastrous flood that has displaced around 13000 people. As per the reports issued by the department- 4,845 people have been put up at 16 relief camps. however, no loss of life has been reported.

The districts that have been affected by the deluge are Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzzaffarpur, Gopalganj, East Champaran, West Champaran and Khagaria. Bihar is one of the state that is yet to witness the worst as there has also been an upsurge in the coronavirus cases and the state is currently in a lockdown period issued by the Bihar government to break the spread of increasing coronavirus cases in the state.

The state's water resources department said that rivers, namely - Kosi, Budhi, Gandak, Kamala Balan and Lal Bakeya that had been flowing above the danger mark at many places and have now begin to show a receding trend or are now stable.

'All embankments in the state are safe', said the Water Resources Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha. he further asserted that the state's condition is in 'better shape than ever' on account of the use of sheet pile while repair works were on before the calamity struck.

In the East Champaran district, large parts of Arej sub-division have been marooned. Sub divisional officer, Dheerendra Mishra stated that about 25,000 people from 18 villages have fled their homes and are taking shelter along with their livestock at nearby school buildings.