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Nitish Kumar conducts aerial survey as Ganga water level rises

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, conducted an aerial survey of Patna, Nalanda, Jehanabad and Gaya districts and was also scheduled to hold a review meeting with officials at Gaya.

By: PTI | Patna |
August 13, 2016 4:46:29 pm
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday, conducted an aerial survey of four districts after the water level in Ganga river swelled following heavy downpour in the past few days.

A state Disaster Management Department release said in view of threats of flood following the rise in the water level of Ganga, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday, conducted an aerial survey of Patna, Nalanda, Jehanabad and Gaya districts and was also scheduled to hold a review meeting with officials at Gaya.

Rains in the past few days have raised the water level of Ganga threatening inundation of areas close to the mighty river.

Ganga river was flowing above danger mark at Gandhi ghat and Hathidah in Patna district, Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, while Ghaghra river remained in spate at Gangpur-Siswan area in Siwan district and Koshi’s water level was above the red mark at Baltara in Khagaria district, the release said.

The Disaster Management Department, however, said no district in the state was presently in the grip of floods and no relief camps were functioning.

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