Patna: An alert has been issued in several districts of Bihar such as Vaishali, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur and East Champaran because of heavy rain in catchment areas of Nepal.
Those people who are living along the River Gandak have been advised to vacate their places and move to safer places. Four lakh cusecs of water has been discharged from Gandak barrage.
The flood like situation continue to be fierce in the affected areas of Bihar. The Government of Bihar has instructed engineers to be vigilant round-the-clock.
On Tuesday, Bihar Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Addressed the 10th meeting of Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers and had raised the issue of flood situation caused by rivers flowing into the state Bihar from Nepal. He said that the Inter Linking of Rivers projects there should be taken up on a priority basis.
During the meeting on Tuesday, Uma Bharti who is a Union Water Resources Minister also hoped that National Water Development Agency will work with more vigour and complete already delayed programmes in a time-bound manner.
Assam also has been struggling with floods. Around 16 lakh people of 19 districts of the Assam affected because the water level of the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries continue to rise submerging houses, farm lands and wild life sanctuaries.