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PM Modi speaks to Nitish Kumar over flood situation; assures monitoring

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 August 2017, 15:13 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 August spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the phone regarding the flood situation in Bihar.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) took to Twitter saying that, "PM @narendramodi has spoken to Bihar CM @NitishKumar regarding the flood situation in parts of the state.

Earlier in the day, three columns of Army were deployed in flood-hit Katihar district for the relief and rescue operation.
The central help came after Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar sought help of the Army and Air Force as the flood situation worsened in the state.

Overflowing rivers from Nepal have played a major spoilsport in four northeastern districts - Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia and Katihar.

Supaul, Saharsa, Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Khagaria, Darbhanga and Madhepura districts are the other districts which have been affected by floods.

Lakhs of people have been affected in these districts. 

-ANI

First published: 14 August 2017, 15:13 IST
 
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