PM Modi speaks to Bihar and Assam CMs, says monitoring flood situation closely

Nearly two million people were affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who were forced to evacuate from their homes, the officials said. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2017 3:11 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar about the deteriorating flood situation in the state. In a post on Twitter, the Prime Minister said he is monitoring the situation in the state closely. “My thoughts are with all those affected by floods in parts of Bihar. The situation is being monitored closely,” he wrote. “The Centre assures all support to Bihar government to mitigate the flood situation. Teams of National Defence Response Force are in Bihar for rescue and relief work,” he added.

Nearly two-million people have so far been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who had to be evacuated from their homes. The worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea an Katihar saw over 1 million people affected in the last two days.  At lease 10 persons have also reported to have died in the floods.

Earlier in the day, CM Nitish Kumar carried out an aerial survey of flood-affected areas. Teams of National Disaster Response Force have already arrived in Patna in order to carry out relief and rescue operations.

Meanwhile. PM Modi also spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonwal on Sunday regarding the flood situation in the state. The flood situation in Assam has also worsened in the recent days due to incessant rains in the region. The Brahmaputra breached its embankment at Jakhalabandha in central Assam, which led to cutting off the national highway between Nagaon and Jorhat. “Ever since Assam has witnessed flooding, the Central Government has been closely and constantly monitoring the situation,” Prime Minister said on Twitter. “All possible support is being provided to Assam for overcoming the flood situation prevailing in parts of the state,” he added.

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  1. A
    Aug 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    Thank God his Twitter account is working
    1. M
      Aug 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm
      According to the World Bank statistics, as of the end June 2017, India foreign debt totaled 1.8 trillion dollars,interest rate up to 8 percent(China is 2.2 percent),foreign debt annual interest about 142 billion dollars,Account for financial income 30 percent(China is 1.5 percent),far more than the internationally recognized 3 percent of the financial warning line.China foreign debt only 1.6 trillion dollars(China debt,90 percent is China Domestic debt),The most dangerous is India short-term foreign debt interest and other payables than 470 billion dollars,more than 300 billion dollars of foreign exchange reserves,the next is national bankruptcy, currency devaluation, declaring the reform failure of Modi,Therefore,Modi imitated Argentina,in order to transfer the Indian people's attention,Provoke with foreign territorial disputes.Note:80s Argentina reform failed,National economic bankruptcy,Argentina launched to British Malvinas islands War,Argentina fiasco,So lost Malvinas islands
      1. A
        Aug 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm
        Jab se Modi aaya hai, desh ka sankat gehraya hai......