Bihar floods: Situation worsens in Patna as water level rises in river Ganga


New Delhi: The flood situation has worsened in Bihar’s capital city, Patna after water from the river Ganga entered into some more localities on Friday (August 13, 2021).

According to an IANS report, the water level in river Ganga has increased in the last 24 hours, leading to a flood situation in Didarganj region located on the eastern side of the state capital. Sonama panchayat, Khaspur, Jethuli and Punadih panchayat, among others are the most affected places. 

Additionally, the report added that the residents of these villages were seen using boats to buy essential daily needs.

“We are struggling to buy food and other essential domestic items. Our cattle and pet animals are at the stage of starvation. The water has entered into our ground floors now,” said Saroj Kumar, a resident of Khaspur village.

Another villager, Rahul Sharma, said, “Patna Sahib MP Ravi Shankar Prasad visited our village on Thursday but he did not provide any assurance to facilitate the delivery of food and other domestic items. But besides him, no other public representatives have visited the flood-hit areas of the region.”

“The electricity supply in this region has snapped for the last few days and the residents of these villages are facing huge shortage of drinking water. Even the state government is not distributing chlorine tablets to purify the water for consumption,” said Radhe Shyam Sharma, a resident of Sonama panchayat.

“We immediately need government assistance for survival. More than 35,000 people have been affected by the floods,” Sharma said.

The state’s disaster management authorities revealed that over 28 districts have been affected by floods in north and central Bihar this season, which also includes Patna. The other affected districts are East and West Champaran, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Sheohar, Saharsa, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnea, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan and Saran.

(With IANS inputs)



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