M'rashtra announces cash relief of Rs 10 cr for flood-hit Bihar

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New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) The Maharasthra government today announced a cash relief of Rs ten crore for Bihar to help victims of deluge caused by swirling waters of Kosi river.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was in the city, said his governemnt would provide further assistance of Rs 15 crore to Bihar in the form of medicines, tarpaulin and to meet basic neccessities of flood-hit people.

Mr Deshmukh said when Railway Minister Lalu Prasad rang him up, seeking help for his state, he immediately announced the cash relief.

He said Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar too, had approached him for help, adding his government was sending additional municipal commissioner R A Rajeev to survey flood-hit areas and report back to government so that it could send more help fllod-hit state. Mr Rajeev hails from Patna.

Expressing deep concern over the gravity of the calamity, Mr Deshmukh said his government would help in rehabiliation of the victims. ''We are also sending rescue teams,'' he said.


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