PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey, Announces Rs 500 Crore Relief For Flood-Hit BiharAugust 26, 2017 15:18
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PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey, Announces Rs 500 Crore Relief For Flood-Hit Bihar:- After undertaking an aerial survey of affected areas, rime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announced on Saturday an immediate relief of Rs. 500 crore for flood-hit Bihar.
An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those injured grievously by the floods would also be given, said Modi. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi accompanied the Prime Minister. He also reviewed relief and rehabilitation work with them in detail.
He assured both that he would be sending a central team to immediately assess the flood-related loss in the state. The insurance companies should send their supervisors to the flood-affected areas in order to assess the claims of farmers' crop insurance so that the farmers can be provided relief immediately.
To repair all flood-damaged roads and electricity infrastructure in the state, the Road and Transport Ministry has also been directed to take appropriate action. The floods in the State have affected over one crore seventy lakh people and the death toll has mounted to 415. Around 21 districts have been affected by the flood.
The Indian Prime Minister to tackle the flood threat, discussed flood control in the border areas with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his recent visit to India. The two Ministers also agreed that a detailed project report of Saptakosi high dam project and Sunkoshi storage cum diversion scheme would be prepared soon.
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