Patna, October 14: Following the devastating floods in Bihar, the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) on Monday declared that over seven lakh families have been affected by the floods. The data also says that 15 districts have been declared flood affected in the state of Bihar. The Authority also announced that the affected families will be provided Rs 6,000 each as Gratuitous Relief (GR). Bihar Dengue Menace: 187 New Cases Reported in Last 24 Hours, Patna Toll Reaches 1135, More Than 1400 Tested Positive in State.
Bihar witnessed one of its worst floods in decades this monsoon. The capital city of Patna was waterlogged for more than a week as several areas witnessed flooding. Bihar Floods: NDRF Evacuates Over 9,000 People From Affected Areas.
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Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA): Around 7.22 lakhs families have been affected in 15 flood affected districts of the state. Flood affected families will be provided Rs 6000 each as Gratuitous Relief (GR). https://t.co/Iq6yTqieg7 pic.twitter.com/qzJxOi78CS
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After the flood waters recided, dengue cases have been on the rise in the state. So far, around 1,400 people have been tested positive for dengue in Bihar including 1,135 cases in Patna due to waterlogged streets and the relentless rain in the region. The official also informed ANI that the local authorities of the state have launched a fumigation drive to combat the mosquito-borne disease from spreading further.
Earlier, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority had demanded the Coal India Limited to send two pumping machines of hyperpower intensity to clear the water from the flood-affected areas in the state. The management authority had also demanded the government to deploy two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines in the areas severely affected by the deluge.