PM Modi reviews Bihar flood situation, death toll rises to 134

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 30, 2019, 06.51 AM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

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NDRF and SDRF,  Army and Air Force are carrying out rescue operations and around 1.25 lakh people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas in the state so far.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the flood situation in Bihar as death toll passes 130 in the past few days.

''Spoke to Bihar CM @NitishKumar Ji and Deputy CM @SushilModi Ji and reviewed the situation arising due to floods in various parts of Bihar. The Centre has been working with the State Government to help those affected and we will continue providing all possible assistance needed,'' PM Modi tweeted.

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Around 134 people have lost their lives and over 1,243 villages have been affected due to the floods.

On July 19, the chief minister had kickstarted the process of sending cash relief of Rs 6,000 directly into the bank accounts of flood-affected families.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Army and Air Force are carrying out rescue operations and around 1.25 lakh people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas in the state so far.

The Chief Secretary of Bihar, Deepak Kumar said, "221 relief camps have been established and about 1 lakh people are taking shelter in these relief camps. More than 700 community kitchen are being run.''

Earlier, Nitish Kumar, along with chief secretary Deepak Kumar conducted an aerial survey of the flooded areas.

Around 12 districts including Sheohar, Dharbangha, Sitamarhi, North Champaran, Madhubani, Araria and Kishanganj have been severely affected due to rising water levels in rivers following torrential rains.