Be ready with relief & rehabilitation plan: Nitish

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today held a meeting with officials here and told them to be ready with relief and rehabilitation plan.

The chief minister held the review meeting on probability of flood and drought in different parts of the state by talking to senior officials at division and district level through video-conferencing, officials said.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, Health minister Tej Pratap Yadav, Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav and a host of other ministers and chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh among others joined the CM in the day-long review meeting.

The meeting discussed point-by-point details about preparations to meet such an eventuality.

The meeting was told that rain in the month of June was less than the average recorded in the state over last 30 years and hence there is threat of many regions coming under grip of drought like situation.

They also discussed steps to provide succour to people in the event of flood which is a recurring phenomenon in many parts.

Principal Secretary Disaster Management Pratyay Amrit with the help of power point presentation discussed about readying resources in the event of flood.

The CM emphasised on compulsory training of boat drivers.

Information was provided at the meeting by Health, Animal Husbandry departments among others about providing medicines to probable victims and to animals in the event of flood as well drought situation.

Agriculture department gave presentation regarding providing diesel subsidy and accidental crop insurance in such a situation.