Patna, October 15: Bihar chief secretary Deepak Kumar, speaking on the floods in Patna, said that four sanitary inspectors of Kankarbagh have been suspended. 22 employees working at pumping stations have also been served show-cause notice on the grounds of negligence of duty, said the chief. The chief L&T project manager who is working on Namami Gange Project has also been issued show cause notice, said the Bihar Chief Secretary. Bihar Dengue Menace: 187 New Cases Reported in Last 24 Hours, Patna Toll Reaches 1135, More Than 1400 Tested Positive in State.
On Monday, 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 Floods: NDRF Evacuates Over 9,000 People From Affected Areas.
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Bihar Chief Secretary, Deepak Kumar on flood in Patna: Show-cause notice served to 2 executive officers of Patna Municipal Corporation. City Manager and Chief Sanitary Inspector of Kankarbagh, & all sanitary inspectors in Bankipore have also been also served show-cause notice. https://t.co/GGBhkfdTam
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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.