Life was troubled by the ravages of flood


In Bihar, flood water has started receding in many areas, while many rivers are still in spate. Destruction is visible all around. Where the water has receded or reduced, people have started trying to live everyday life. In Bihar, the flood waters have started falling and life has started coming back on track, but the troubles have increased. If the standing crop in the fields was ruined, the grain kept in the houses got spoiled. Even the fodder kept for the animals got rotten. Everywhere, the danger of spreading foul smell, drinking water crisis, snakes and poisonous insects and infection. According to the recent report of the Disaster Management Department, 16 out of 38 districts of the state are facing the threat of floods. These include Bhagalpur, Khagaria, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Katihar, Saran, Vaishali, Bhojpur, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Sitamarhi, Begusarai, Lakhisarai, Saharsa, Purnia and Munger. A population of about 38 lakhs in 2404 villages of 682 panchayats in 93 blocks of these districts are affected by the floods. For relief and rehabilitation, the flood-affected people got some government assistance, and somewhere they got lost in rural politics. According to the latest government data, till now the assistance amount of six thousand rupees per family has been sent to the accounts of about five lakh people in the state. The government is running relief camps and community kitchens for the flood victims. Like every time, this time also the state government has requested the central government to send a team to assess the damage caused by the floods. It is expected that soon the central team will come to Bihar to take stock of the damage. However, the state government has also started this process at its level. Suddenly the water came, everything is ruined. In the days of flood it is difficult to predict when the water will come. It rains in Nepal and here in Bihar the water level of rivers like Ganga, Kosi, Bagmati, Budhi Gandak, Kamala Balan, Son, Adhwara and Mahananda starts rising. Rivers start taking a formidable form, then suddenly a dam or embankment breaks and water enters the houses. Rampravesh Singh, a resident of Mohanpur in Samastipur district, says, “There was a apprehension of water coming, but did not think that so much and so much water would come so soon.

Save yourself or save the cattle. The exits were also closed.” Awadhesh Sharma of Mohanpur says, “The water came so fast that everything was ruined. Could not even save grain and water. Somehow they are staying in the house, but due to the fear of snakes and scorpions, they are not able to sleep even during the day. “There is a crisis of drinking water in the flood affected area. The contaminated water starts coming out from the hand pump. There is no alternative system. People have to consume this water at many places due to this. In the relief camps, the flood victims who are facing the double whammy of the tragedy of the disaster and the apathy of the government are also upset with the arrangement of relief camps. At a relief camp near Patna Amlesh, who lives here, says, “Food is being provided here from the community kitchen, but only rice is being given for ten days. There is no fixed time for getting food. There is no proper arrangement for sleeping and living.” Shyama Devi says, “Have come here after losing everything in the flood waters. Children are falling ill, there is no proper system for their treatment. Medicines are also not available. I don’t understand what to do.” On the other hand, the government employees posted here said that we are doing what we have and what we are able to make. In such dark days, everything is not normal, there is a little trouble It happens. Journalist Amit Bhushan says, “Like a guest, there is no sudden flood. But the government does not take adequate measures. The preparations that should be made in time, no one goes unnoticed.” See this: Why terrible floods are coming in the cities of India, there is destruction all around, destruction is visible everywhere as soon as the flood water recedes. The roads have been broken at many places till the National Highway.The roads have become dilapidated.


People travel on such roads putting their lives at risk even after the water has accumulated or gone out. During the descent of water, water gets stored in the low-lying areas or in the pits. In which there is a danger of drowning children. Odor starts coming due to stagnation of water. Ajay Chaudhary of flood-affected Rahimpur village of Khagaria district says, “The outbreak of insects and snakes has increased. The incidents of snakebite have increased. The water has gone out, but where the water has remained, it is only in the sun. Slowly it will dry after a long time. There is bad smell, the risk of dengue and other diseases has also increased. Now there is no sugar and sugar, medicine is needed. Bleaching powder is needed “After the flood, the water starts receding, but it falls again.” disease kills. After the flood water recedes, the outbreak of diseases like diarrhoea, dengue, chikungunya and typhoid increases. Regarding the spread of the disease, Dermatologist Dr. Richa says, “People in flood affected areas have to move through water only. Therefore, they are more prone to fungal infections. Apart from this, cold-fever or mosquito bites.” The spread of disease-borne diseases is also rapid. Consumption of contaminated water also increases stomach related complaints.” To face the situation, the government has asked all the civil surgeons of the state to make arrangements for necessary medicines and wherever necessary. Make sure to sprinkle lime and bleaching powder in those places where water has accumulated. Farmers and livestock farmers are most affected due to floods due to ruin of crops, even on livelihood. They face a crisis of livelihood. Farmer Ramniwas Singh, a resident of Mokama in Patna district, says, “The flood not only ruined the standing crop, the food kept in the house will also rot. Now what will you eat?” says Arvind, a cattle rancher of the same village. saved.

There is a problem of green fodder. Milk is also decreasing. The income that was being earned from this is used to run the house. Now again the debt of Mahajan will increase.” Similar is the case with the banana growers of Hajipur. This time the floods of Ganga and Gandak completely destroyed the banana crop. Bananas are the only means of livelihood for thousands of farmers here. The weavers of Bhagalpur have also been devastated by the floods. They have become infatuated with grain. In Champanagar and Madni Nagar of Nathnagar, powerlooms, generators, electrical equipment and finished clothes of more than five hundred weavers were wasted. Abdul Ghaffar of Madani Nagar said, “When the water came down, the powerloom was damaged, the thread worth 30 lakhs was also wasted. Mahajan had given silk sari and salwar-shoot cloth to be prepared. Ten rupees per meter was to be received, now it is not known how it will be compensated.” Apart from these, there are many weavers who were working on loan from Mahajan. There is a provision, but for how long they will be able to help due to the system, it cannot be said that there will be more or less rain, this time there will be five flood-affected districts in the state, which were submerged even after receiving less than average rain. Apart from this, there were four districts, where there was normal rain, but many areas also got flooded. This is the irony. Whether the rain is less or normal, the floods have to be faced. Not only Nepal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan And Bihar is the only way to drain water up to Uttar Pradesh. This time also the situation worsened due to water coming from Nepal area and other states. The state parties had gone to meet the Prime Minister, sometimes united and put pressure on the Center for a permanent solution to the problem of floods. When would it have ended?


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