Centre provides boats, helicopters, tents for Bihar flood victims

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New Delhi, Sep 2 (UNI) The Centre continued to extend all possible assistance to the Bihar government for supplementing their efforts in managing the flood situation.

A High- Level Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary visited the flood affected areas today. The Ministry of Home Affairs is in constant touch with the state government and closely monitoring the situation round-the-clock.

As many as 29 Army Columns have been deployed so far. Additional eight Army Columns are expected to move today. Nine helicopters of Air Force and two of the Army have been deployed. A total of 496 boats and 701 NDRF personnel have been working to rescue flood victims. 164 more boats are expected to reach tomorrow. Three water purifying equipment and 7695 tents have been sent till today. Over 5 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places.

The Department of Animal Husbandry, dairying and Fisheries dispatched 66 wagon loads of dry fodder on rail from Amritsar and Karnal to Saharsa yesterday. The requirement of vaccines is being met.

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