29 August :The Centre is providing all possible assistance to the Bihar Government to deal with the flood situation in the State. 4 Army columns, 5 Helicopters, 118 Boats and 624 NDRF personnel have been deployed. 4 more army columns are being deployed today. 1.25 lakh MT of foodgrains has been allocated to the State. 3732 tents and 1 lakh water bottles have been sent since yesterday. More tents and boats are being organized by the Govt. of India.
The Ministry of Health is organizing supply of two crore Halogen tablets. The National Crisis Management Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary reviewed the flood situation in Bihar today. On the advice of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Relief Commissioners of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa have instructed the concerned District Magistrates of the districts neighbouring Bihar to provide boats as per the requirement of the State Govt. The Prime Minister alongwith the Union Home Minister, Railway Minister and Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers made an aerial survey and reviewed the flood situation yesterday. As announced by the Prime Minister, an amount of Rs.1000 crore from the National Calamity Contingency Fund was released by the Government of India today to Bihar. Ministry of Railways have issued sanction for transportation of relief material/fodder by rail from any Station to notified flood affected districts of Bihar for distribution in the affected areas. Officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Control Room of the Ministry are in constant touch with the State Government and monitoring the situation round the clock.