80 districts adversely affected by floods: Govt

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New Delhi, Jul 28: The Government said on Wednesday, Jul 28, that nearly 80 districts across India have been adversely affected by recent floods.

These districts include 14 in Andhra Pradesh, 8 in Mizoram, 10 in Arunachal Pradesh, 15 in Assam, 5 in Haryana, 8 in Punjab, 10 in Kerala, 5 in Bihar, 1 each in Goa, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Pudducherry, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal informed the Lok Sabha.

The Minister said flood management is a state subject and the schemes related to it are executed by the state governments.

Pawan Kumar said "the state governments are primarily responsible for undertaking relief measures at the ground level, the centre supplements the efforts of the states by providing logistic and financial support."

"However, Flood Management Programme, has been approved in principle by the Central government at a total cost of Rs 8000 crore during the XIth Five Year Plan to provide central assistance to the state governments to undertake flood management and anti-erosion work," he added later.

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