PM Narendra Modi on August 26, 2017, made an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Bihar and declared Rs 500 crore as quick relief for the State other than Rs 2 lakh each to the kinfolk of the people who lost their lives in the flood.
Modi and Nitish, alongside Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, directed a survey of Kishanganj, Purnea, Katihar and Araria districts of Seemanchal region, which has been the most noticeably bad hit.
PM guaranteed Bihar CM of all conceivable help for relief measures and guaranteed that a central group will be sent to evaluate the harm done by the 2017 floods in the state.
Following the survey, Modi met top central and state authorities alongside Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi, at the gathering lobby of Chunapur airport in Purnea to audit help administration.
Modi likewise guided insurance companies to send their directors to the influenced areas for appraisal of the crop insurance cases of flood-hit farmers.
Modi said the Union service of road transport and highways had additionally been coordinated to make vital strides for repair of roads harmed in the downpour. The Union government would likewise help in the rebuilding of electricity infrastructure in the influenced areas of Bihar, he included.
He declared Rs 2 lakh as ex-gratia from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for each of those who lost life and Rs 50,000 each for those genuinely harmed.
According to the most recent report, death toll in Bihar has mounted to 418, with 1.67 crore individuals in 19 districts being influenced by the floods.
This was the primary visit of the PM to Bihar since the JD(U)- BJP coalition government was framed on July 27 after Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance over join issue.