Prime Minister undertakes aerial survey of flood affected areas in Bihar; announces Rs.500 crore for state

Prime Minister undertakes aerial survey of flood affected areas in Bihar; announces Rs.500 crore for state

NEW DELHI (INDIA): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi undertook an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Bihar today.nnHe took stock of the relief, rehabilitation and compensation measures in detail with the State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and senior state officials in Purnea.nnThe Prime Minister assured all possible assistance to the state, He announced immediate assistance worth Rs.500 crore.nnThe Prime Minister assured that a central team will visit the state soon to assess the extent of damage and relief. He directed that insurance companies must dispatch their observers quickly to the flood hit areas to assess the farmer?s claims related to crop insurance and provide them relief at the earliest.nnHe also directed the road and surface transport ministry to take effective steps for the repair of roads damaged by the flood. Center will also provide all possible assistance to the state for early restoration of the power infrastructure affected by the flood.nnFinancial assistance worth Rs.2 lakh will be provided to the family of each of the deceased while assistance worth Rs. 50,000 will be provided to the persons who are seriously injured in the flood hit areas.nnPrime Minister Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba have agreed to have a detailed project report prepared at the earliest on the Saptkosi high dam project and Sunkosi storage cum diversion scheme.nnBoth the nations have also agreed to enhance the co-ordination in the areas of water logging and flood control. It will give a boost to flood control measures in the entire region.

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