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No respite for people in North Bihar as flood grips state

According to the Water Resource Department, heavy rain was predicted in catchment areas of Kosi, Kamala Balan, Gandak, Budhi Gandak and Adhwara group of rivers may see a surge in their water level.

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Source: DNA

Flood situation in north Bihar districts will add more woes to people. The Meteorological Department, Patna has issued an alert across the state especially for north Bihar districts over the 48 hours which includes – Darbhanga, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Sheohar, Vaishali, Sitamarhi, East & West Champaran.

According to the Water Resource Department, heavy rain was predicted in catchment areas of Kosi, Kamala Balan, Gandak, Budhi Gandak and Adhwara group of rivers may see a surge in their water level.

The floodwater attributed to the devastation of millions of families. According to government data, it has affected 921 panchayats in 12 districts with more than 50 lakh people claiming 78 lives across the state. 2500 villages in Muzaffarpur district alone were in floodwater.

Muzaffarpur DM Alok Ranjan Ghosh said heavy continuous rain in Nepal may cause a rise in the water level of rivers surrounding north Bihar. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) & State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have been issued alerts to combat worsening situation.

However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) indicated a decline in cumulative monsoon rainfall figure. After recovery from 45% shortage, between the first and second week of July, 3 to 9 % surplus rainfall was witnessed but in the third week there was 1% deficiency.

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Saurav Kumar is an education activist, he tweets at @SauravK1890

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