Tejashwi Yadav Seeks Rs 10,000-Crore Help From Centre For Flood-Hit Bihar


Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government to declare Bihar floods as a national calamity and sought a financial assistance of Rs 10,000 for the state.

“We request the Modi government to declare flood and drought in Bihar as a national calamity and sanction a package of Rs 10,000 crore for the state as soon as possible,” Tejashwi Yadav, also Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on Friday reviewed relief operations for flood-affected people in the state at a high-level meeting held in the Secretariat.

According to Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar, at least 33 people have died due to flood across the state, while approximately 26 lakh people in over 12 districts have been adversely affected by the calamity.

As many as 221 relief camps have been established and about one lakh people are taking shelter in these camps. More than 700 community kitchens are being run, Mr Kumar has informed. 

Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24×7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *