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All Steps Being Taken for Enhanced Preparedness


Patna,In view of the steady release of water from the artificially pounded area on river Bhutakoshi in Nepal and the absence of any significant rainfall in the upstream region, there appears to be no immediate danger to the poundage area. Besides this, the water level at Bahrabise, Pachuwrghat, and Chatara in Nepal is below the danger level. Looking further at water level at Birpur, Basua, Baltara and Kursela in Indian side, it appears that there is no immediate threat of the flooding in the Kosi river.
The Bihar administration has placed a Secretary level officer in charge of the each of the Districts likely to be affected in case of flood. Currently, evacuation figures stands at 65,063 human in 128 camps and 2,203 animals in 32 camps.
The Central Government is monitoring the situation regularly through the National Crisis Management Committee and has promised to extend all possible help to the State Government. 19 teams of NDRF/SDRF have been deployed for the above operation. In addition to the preparedness for the movement of Armed Forces and composite teams including standby helicopters and cargo planes at Purnea Base, 15 diving teams of the Indian Navy are in readiness at Vishakhapattanam. Nepalese Water Commission is in constant touch with Central Water Commission (CWC) and although there is no immediate cause for alarm in the near term all steps are being taken for enhanced preparedness. The situation is being monitored closely.