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Prime Minister Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief for Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 500 crore relief package for flood hit areas of Bihar after visiting the state on Saturday.

The Prime Minister reached Bihar on Saturday morning where he was received by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi.

After reaching the district, Prime Minister conducted an aerial survey of the affected regions in the state along with Nitish Kumar and took stock of the ongoing situation and other relief works.

PM assured Bihar CM of all possible assistance for relief measures and assured that a central team will be sent to assess the damage done by the 2017 floods in the state.

PM Modi landed in Purnea at 11 am and conduct an aerial survey of flood affected areas in Seemanchal region including Kishanganj, Araria and Katihar following which he reached Patna where he held a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his cabinet on the flood situation. Following the meeting, Modi announced a Rs 500 package for Bihar. PM Modi will visit the CM’s residence 1 Anne Marg at 1 PM for lunch and then return to Delhi.

The 2017 Bihar floods have been one of the worst in recent times in the state claiming over 300 lives affecting over 15 districts in its wake. The unexpected floods caused displacement of over 7 lakh people from various parts of the state including Purnea and Champaran. Now that the water has started receding from most parts, people are returning to their homes.

Earlier, Nitish Kumar had also conducted an aerial survey of the regions affected by the floods.