PM speaks to Bihar, Assam CMs over flood situation

NEW DELHI
14 Aug 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Assam over the flood situation in the states and assured them of all support from the Centre to mitigate the situation.
The situation is being monitored closely, the Prime Minister said. to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, he said: "My thoughts are with all those affected by floods in parts of Bihar". "Centre assures all support to Bihar government to mitigate the flood situation. Teams of @NDRFHQ are in Bihar for rescue and relief work," the PMO tweeted. Due to rains in the catchment areas of Nepal and Seemanchal district, rivers like Mahananda and Kankai in Bihar have swelled leading to floods in four districts.
The chief minister had demanded an additional deployment of 10 companies of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the state, besides deployment of the Indian Air Force's helicopters to carry out relief-and-rescue operations. The Prime Minister also spoke to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today on the flood situation in the state, an official release said. "Ever since Assam has witnessed flooding, the Central Government has been closely and constantly monitoring the situation.
All possible support is being provided to Assam for overcoming the flood situation prevailing in parts of the state," the Prime Minister tweeted.