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Bihar flood situation improves

There has been a significant improvement in the flood situation in Bihar with Kosi river stabilising and other major rivers flowing below the danger mark.

patna Updated: Sep 26, 2008 19:47 IST

There was significant improvement in the flood situation in Bihar on Friday with Kosi river stabilising and other major rivers flowing below the danger mark.

Central Flood Control Room (CFCR) here said despite discharge of 61,100 cusec water from Barah area in Nepal today, Kosi maintained a stable trend.

The water levels of Kosi, Ganga, Burhi Gandak, Gandak, Mahananda and Bagmati rivers was receding and these rivers were flowing below the danger mark along their course in Bihar, the sources said.

State Disaster Management department additional secretary Pratyay Amrit said the distribution of relief grants, taken up on Tuesday, picked up momentum with the authorities distributing 71,166 quintals of foodgrains and Rs 13.78 crore in cash among the identified affected families without any charge so far.

Besides, 4798 kits of utensils worth Rs 250 each has been given to per affected family in the flood-hit areas, he said.

A total 1670 boats, including 283 motor boats and 655 personnel of NDRF, besides 26 columns of army, were engaged in carrying out relief operations. Amrit said 342 relief camps, 213 health camps and 93 veterinary camps were working day-and-night for the flood hit victims who have taken shelter in state government's camps.