Flood situation in Bihar under control: Nitish Kumar

| Updated: Aug 22, 2016 22:43 IST

Patna (Bihar), Aug 22 (ANI): Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the flood situation in Bihar is under control, adding he has urged the Centre to deploy experts who can analyze the situation and come up with measures to avoid such calamities and damages in future. Nitish, who is a strong critique of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sarcastically said that he has not asked much from the Centre in this hour of crisis. "We have not kept any demand, we have only asked the Centre to send experts so that they can come and inspect the affected areas so that we can combat the situation and stop further damage, otherwise the situation can aggravate," said Kumar. "The situation is that initially the water level was a matter of concern, but the water level has reduced of late. The water resources department yesterday told us that slowly everything will come back on track. The water level might increase a bit but that would not be a matter of concern. Similarly, the water which has already entered the villages will also flush out soon," he added. As floods ravaged some parts of the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier today spoke to the Chief Ministers of four flood-hit states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Rajasthan - and assured all central help in dealing with the disaster. The Chief Ministers - Akhilesh Yadav, Harish Rawat, Nitish Kumar and Vasundhara Raje - briefed the Home Minister on the flood situation during the telephonic conversation. According to reports, the Chief Ministers also informed Singh about the operations carried out by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Forces in affected areas. (ANI)