Ganga river is showing her full potential by engulfing Bihar with flooding. With the rising danger, the relief and rescue measures have been pitched up. There is no officially confirmed clear data on the number of deaths yet. But it is estimated to be over 100 deaths from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh combined.
The central and state rescue team are trying their best to do the rescue mission and saved more than 26,000 people already until Monday. In the case of Bihar, almost every rivers are flowing above the danger mark and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had to tune up their rescue operation to the maximum.
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi got trapped in his home in Patna and was rescued by NDRF recently. According to S. N. Pradhan, director-general of NDRF, all these events had been an unprecedented one as it was most probably a cloud burst. Five of the NDRF team from a total of 19 are in Patna itself. The main issue is from the waterlogging.
Ravi Shankar Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid a visit to the state’s legislators and officials from the flood-affected districts this Monday. According to union minister, Prasad, all the necessary measures are already taken and enacted. There are enough boats and helicopters under the rescue operation. More aid is on its way. Gates of Farakka Barrage is opened and the Coal India pumps will be available very soon.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD), heavy rainfall is expected over, Middle India, North-east and South India.