Patna: In an effort to rehabilitate the flood affected people living in Kosi region, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reiterated that his government would fulfill all the promises he had made to the people of the area during his tour last time.

Kumar further said, buildings as well as lavatories would be constructed in flood affected areas of Saharsa, Supaul and Madhepura districts, adding that the flood affected people would be extended financial help for building lavatories in the area.

He further said that his government has demanded Central assistance to execute the plan but regretted the fact that Centre did not act upon its promises made to the state government.

In this regard, he has mentioned that the state government has taken loans from the World Bank to initiate rehabilitation process in these areas.

He further said that in course of his visit to Basantpur village of Parmanandpur block coming under Supaul District, he was unhappay to see that although the government has started constructing houses but no lavatories have come up putting the people of the area in distress.

The Chief Minister said that people residing in Kushaha village had to face a lot of problems after sand got collected in their fields after the floods.

Also roads will be constructed on both sides of the Kosi embankment to deal with the curses of flood ravages. Kumar said that the rehabilitation plan will be executed in tandem with the Indira Aawas Yojna (IAY).

He instructed the Rural Development Minister to review the BPL list of the districts in a meeting with DMs of Saharasa, Supaul and  Madhepura districts.

He said that 750 million loan will be made available for the 2nd phase of development works in the state. The Chief Minister further said that District Magistrate of Kosi district will be held responsible for executing the plan.

JPN\ Bureau   

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