People affected with floods and other calamity in the state of Bihar are helped in the event of a disaster from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. At the same time people get various other support system through this fund that they might not be aware of. To make people aware and to monitor the work done a meeting termed as ‘Sankalp’ was convened by the Bihar CM. It was the 22nd meeting of the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees.
Flood Relief Amount Increased
The amount received by the flood victims from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund was also increased. Initially, the flood relief amount was Rs.600 per person but now it is increased to Rs. 1000 per person. With this help, affected people can get their necessary utensils, clothes etc. Also, if a boy is born in the flood shelters/ flood relief camp within the state it will be awarded Rs. 10000/- and if a girl is born in the flood relief camp it will be awarded an amount of Rs.15000 from the Chief Ministers relief fund.
More Relief Camps/ Flood Shelters to be Made
So far Rs 64 crore 57 lakh 26 thousand 582 has been released for the construction of 100 flood shelters in 10 flood affected districts. Construction of 58 flood shelters has been completed. Its been assured in the meeting that the construction work of the remaining flood shelters should be completed soon.
Bihar Bridge Collapse
A bridge known as Khagaria-Bhagalpur bridge was collapsed recently in the state. It is suggested by the environmental experts that the bridge collapse will negatively affect the river biodiversity in the related area because of the large chink of concrete structure dissolving in river water and increases the risk of flooding.
Rivers such as Kosi, Kamla, Gandak, Balan, and Parman originate from the Himalayas and crosses various North Bihar districts including Khagaria. Khagaria is a flood prone region and face floods during the monsoon season. The non biodegradable part of the bridge structure may make the part of the underlying waterbody shallow and enhances the risk of flooding in the area.
The bridge was intended to connect Bhagalpur district to Khagaria district and it was being built over the river Ganges. As per media reports, It was expected to be finished by 2019 and the foundation stone was laid by CM Nitish Kumar in 2014. A Haryana based company was awarded the contract for this bridge. It was being built at around Rs.1700 Crores. It is also known by the name Aguwani-Sultanganj Ganga Bridge.
Frequently Asked Question
What is the amount given to flood affected people by the Bihar CM flood relief fund?
An amount of Rs.600 was given to the people who were affected by the floods in the state. The amount has now been increased to Rs.1000.
What is the amount given in case of a birth of a Boy in a flood shelter by the CM relief fund?
An amount of Rs.10000 is given in case of a birth of a Boy in a flood shelter by the CM relief fund.
What is the amount given in case of a birth of a Girl Child in a flood shelter by the CM relief fund?
An amount of Rs.15000 is given in case of a birth of a Girl child in a flood shelter by the CM relief fund.