2.5 lakh quintals of foodgrains distributed among flood victims

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Patna, Oct 5 (UNI) The Bihar government has distributed over 2.5 lakh quintals of foodgrains and disbursed Rs 70.97 crore among the flood victims in north Bihar.

Additional secretary of State Disaster Management Department Pratyay Amrit said today the relief operation in flood hit areas was going on in full swing. Apart from cooked meal and medicines for general ailments, other essentials were also being provided to 3.73 lakhs flood victims taking shelter at relief camps.

Mr Pratyay said the rate of distribution of foodgrains would increase further in coming days as steps were being taken to provide the same to those victims who were stuck in far flung areas of flood hit districts.

"Clothes, utensils, milk powder for children, mosquito nets and other essentials were also being distributed among the flood victims'',he said adding care had been taken to reach fodders to the cattle owners.

Mr Pratyay said the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) had stalled 2015 hand-pumps at 279 mega relief centres to ensure uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water to flood victims.

Altogether 208 medical camps had been established to provide treatment to the flood victims, he said adding teams of doctors and paramedical staff were working round the clock in those camps to handle emergency cases.

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