Rajnath calls up Nitish over Bihar flood situation

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over phone and discussed the flood situation in the state.

“Spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed the flood situation in the state,” the Home Minister tweeted.

Rajnath Singh said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had already reached the flood affected areas and the Centre was rushing additional NDRF teams to Bihar to help in the ongoing rescue and relief operations.

According to the Home Ministry, river Mahananda at Dhengraghat in Purnia district is flowing at a level of 37.6 metre — 1.95 metre above the danger level.

The current level of the river is 0.49 metre less than its previous high flood level of 38.09 metre on August 15, 1968, the ministry said.

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