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Government assures that no significant change in flow of Kosi river

Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 11:22pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

 As fear of massive floods looming large over Bihar, the Centre tonight said there was no significant change in flow of water in river Kosi so far and it has shared all technical inputs with the state government and Nepal on the emerging situation. Chief Secretary of Bihar has apprised the top Central government officials about the latest ground situation that evolved after creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi following a landslide in Nepal that triggered possibility of floods in the state.

"There is no significant change in flow of water in Kosi river during the day. Situation is being monitored regularly. Technical inputs are being shared by central agencies with Bihar government and Nepal," a Home Ministry official said. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, who is closely monitoring the situation, chaired three emergency meetings of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) while an assessment team comprising experts from different fields is in Nepal to oversee the situation.

"Evacuation of people by state government continues and the central government is providing all technical and logistical support for the rescue and relief operations," the official said. The Centre is also rushing in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Biharto deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency.

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