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Nepal reservoirs flooded east UP, says Maya

She attributes the discharge of water from Nepalese reservoirs to flooding of east UP, reports Shariq Rais Siddiqui.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2007 19:32 IST
Shariq Rais Siddiqui

Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday said the discharge of water from Nepalese reservoirs had caused floods in most of the eastern districts of the state. She was talking to journalists at the Police Lines ground in Bahraich.

Earlier, she conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Bahraich, Maharajganj and Kushinagar districts.
She also held a meeting with district officials at Police Lines ground and reviewed flood relief measures.

She said, Irrigation Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui had already conducted a survey of the flood-affected areas. She had also received reports of floods from the Devipatan divisional commissioner, she said. She added she decided to visit the flood-hit areas after being told that the situation was grim. She said floodwaters had entered several villages in Maharajganj due to a breach in an embankment.

She appreciated the work done by district administration. During her survey, she found that the officials were discharging their duties sincerely, she said.

She said officials had made sufficient arrangements to protect embankments from further damage. Giving the assurance that the government was ready to provide all help to the victims, she asked the district administration to take steps to contain the spread of infectious diseases after the floods.