Prime Minister, Narendra Modi completed an aerial review of flood-hit areas of Bihar on Saturday and declared Rs 500 crore as immediate relief for the state apart from announcing Rs 2 lakh each to the family of people who died in the flood. He also said, a team would be sent to the state soon to review the harm caused by the floods.
He also has asked the insurance companies to send their staff immediately to gauge the loss to crops so that farmers could get early relief.
The move was taken after prime minister held a meeting with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and senior officials of the state following his review. The meeting was held at Chunapur Airport of Air Force and then returned to Delhi.
“After the review, the prime minister promised all possible support to the Bihar government,” the PMO. PM made the aerial survey of four districts including Purnea, Katihar, Kisanganj and Araria. He was accompanied by CM and deputy CM.