The Prime Minister made the statement after taking an aerial survey of flood affected areas of the state along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that the Centre will release Rs 500 crore for immediate relief of flood affected areas of Bihar. The Prime Minister made the statement after taking an aerial survey of flood affected areas of the state along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi also accompanied the two leaders during the aerial survey. The Prime Minister has also assured the Bihar Chief Minister of all possible assistance from the Centre and said that a team will be sent to the state to assess the damage caused by the floods, according to newswire service ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an aerial survey of the Seemanchal region of the state. This region includes areas such as Kishanganj, Araria and Katihar. The PM discussed the flood situation with the state cabinet after the aerial survey, it was after this survey that the Prime Minister announced the Rs 500 crore relief package. The floods have affected 15 districts of the state and have claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Over 7 lakh people have been displaced due to the floods. Water, although, has started receding in a few areas and people have started returning home in these areas, according to an Indian Express report.
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2017
Earlier, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar had also conducted an aerial survey of the areas affected by the floods, as per the report.