“The number of affected Villages has incresed to 27″
The dispatches of water from the Gangaa barrages has increased due to heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of the rivers in Nepal. According to the Disaster Management Department, block of Sahebganj have been affected due to inflow of water from Bettiah,Raxaul.
Arvind kumar(BDO) Block Development Officer told through video conferencing that currently 14,125 population of blocks have been affected by the floods. 19 relief camps and one thousand community kitchens are being run in flood affected areas. The standing crop of paddy in 4 lakh 87 thousand hectare area has been destroyed due to floods. According to the Agriculture Department, however, an accurate assessment of the damage will be done only after the flood waters recede.
The Ganga river has crossed the highest flood point of 1974 at Bangra Nizamat, Sahebganj-Muzaffarpur district and Ganga in Bishunpur Chapra district. In view of this, the Central Water Commission has issued a red alert in these areas.
The Meteorological Department has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall over the catchment areas of Mahananda and Kosi during the next 24 hours while light to moderate rainfall is expected in the catchment areas of Gangaa.
Over 14,125 populations of Sahebganj blocks of Muzaffarpur district are influenced by the floods…