New Delhi: With River Kosi wrecking havoc in Bihar during the monsoon season, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought Centre's intervention on the issue. Terming it as an 'international issue', Nitish has asserted that taking a concrete measure in this regard was not possible without Union Government’s support.

After holding discussion with the Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khursheed, Nitish said, “As the river also flows through Nepal it becomes an international issue, hence the Union Government should take the initiative in this regard.”

“Khursheed has assured that Centre will look into the issue of floods in Bihar before the onset of the Monsoon in the state,” he added.

The release of water by Nepal in huge quantity was a major reason behind the floods in Bihar during monsoon.

Ever since Kosi barrage was breached, the stream of the river has changed causing heavy damage in the state during the monsoon.

Nepal is not favour for any change in the flow of Kosi river.

He has asked the Union Water Resources Minister that Centre should bear the expenses of projects to prevent river water creating havoc in the state.

Raising the issue of interlinking of rivers in Bihar, he asked the Centre to speed up the process.

JPN/Bureau