Nitish Kumar asks authorities to gear up to face drought and flood situation in the state

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday held a meeting with officials here and told them to be ready with relief and rehabilitation plan.

File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

The chief minister held the review meeting on probability of flood and drought in different parts of the state by talking to senior officials at division and district level through video-conferencing, officials said.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, Health minister Tej Pratap Yadav, Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav and a host of other ministers and chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh among others joined the Chief Minister in the day-long review meeting.

The meeting discussed point-by-point details about preparations to meet such an eventuality.

The meeting was told that rain in the month of June was less than the average recorded in the state over last 30 years and hence there is threat of many regions coming under grip of drought like situation.

They also discussed steps to provide succour to people in the event of flood which is a recurring phenomenon in many parts.

Principal Secretary Disaster Management Pratyay Amrit with the help of power point presentation discussed about readying resources in the event of flood.

The Chief Minister emphasised on compulsory training of boat drivers.

Information was provided at the meeting by Health, Animal Husbandry departments among others about providing medicines to probable victims and to animals in the event of flood as well drought situation.

Agriculture department gave presentation regarding providing diesel subsidy and accidental crop insurance in such a situation.

Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 16:24 PM

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