PM Modi announces Rs.500 cr as relief for flood-hit Bihar

27 August, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Ora Austin
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Sushil Modi expressed his gratitude to Prime minister Narendra Modi and the Centre for the support during flood like situation in Bihar.

"When Bihar suffered with floods in past, Modi ji didn't feel it was important enough to visit, didn't allocate even a single penny", he said.

Further in his tweet, Tejashwi also blamed Nitish Kumar for the flood-situation in Bihar.

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With violence being reported from various north Indian states following conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action to ensure safety of life and property of all citizens. "The Centre and the state government have been jointly working to overcome the hard situation, assisting the flood victims in every possible way", Sushil Modi told ANI. Financial assistance worth Rs.2 lakh will be provided to the family of each of the deceased while assistance worth Rs. 50,000 will be provided to the persons who are seriously injured in the flood hit areas.

He instructed that in order to assess the claims of farmers' crop insurance; the insurance companies should send their supervisors to the flood-affected areas so that the farmers can be provided relief immediately. He also directed the road and surface transport ministry to take effective steps for the fix of roads damaged by the flood. The floods in the State have affected over one crore seventy lakh people and the death toll has mounted to 415. Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Samastipur districts have been the worst affected ones. A total of 15 districts were affected by the flood.

The two 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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