ANWARUL HODA/ PATNA
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sent a memorandum to the Centre seeking an assistance of 7,635 crore rupees for rehabilitation of floods affected people in 19 districts of the state.
Talking to reporters in Patna, Mr. Kumar said, the memorandum, incorporating details of damage to crops, houses, damaged roads and other items, has been prepared in a pragmatic manner.
The devastating floods claimed 514 lives and left behind a trail of destruction. The Chief Minister said, besides carrying out relief and rescue operation on a war footing, the state government has made available 2,600 crore rupees for distribution of gratuitous money to families who suffered from flood fury.
He said, around 13 lakh families have been given 6,000 rupees each for meeting their immediate needs, including ration, through RTGS in their bank account and the rest would get it in another one-two weeks. There are 38 lakh families who would get 6,000 rupees each as gratuitous money.