After drought-like situation till last week, Bihar now fears floods as the water levels of several rivers have been rising following heavy rains in the past six days.
According to a state disaster department official, the rising water levels of Koshi, Gandak, Budhi Gandak, Ganga and Bagmati rivers are causing panic among the people living near the banks. Hundreds of people have reportedly fled or are fleeing their homes in Supaul, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, West Champaran, Araria and Kishanganj districts. The Water Resources Department had issued a high alert in vulnerable districts, particularly bordering Nepal, said an official.
Flood situation worsened further on Sunday, a day after all 56 sluice gates of Kosi barrage were opened as the water level rose to an alarming situation following incessant rain across the Himalayan country.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial review of the flood-affected areas to examine the overall situation. State’s WRD minister Sanjay Kumar Jha and chief secretary Deepak Kumar also accompanied the CM during aerial survey.
However, villagers are disappointed with the government arrangements in flood situation and JD-U MP from Jhansarpur, Rampreet Mandal became the victim of this anger. Flood victims allegedly thrashed and misbehaved with Rampreet Mandal. Villagers alleged that they are facing all the problems due to the flood, but MPs do not have any concern for them.
As per the reports, Rampreet Mandal had visited the Narr village to know the situation of flood victims, where people raised slogans against him. The villagers were angry at MP for taking no action to rescue the flood-hit victims and they attacked Mandal with bamboo sticks in their hands.