7 Sep :The Centre continues to extend all possible assistance to the Govt. of Bihar to deal with the flood situation. 37 Army columns with 37 Engineering Task Forces and 37 medical teams continue to be deployed for rescue and relief operations.
11 Air Force helicopters, 4 Army helicopters and 2 Advance Light Helicopters continue to drop food packets and provide logistics support. 792 NDRF personnel also remain deployed.The Ministry of Petroleum has decided to provide free LPG in the relief camps.
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has informed that consignments of fodder from Punjab and Haryana have started reaching the flood-affected districts of Bihar. Senior officers from the Department of Animal Husbandry are coordinating with the State Government officials on vaccination, health coverage and other relief operations concerning flood affected animals. NDDB is arranging supply of consignment of broad spectrum anti-biotics, broad spectrum anthelmintics, vaccines, antiseptic solutions and medicines.
Trains continue to run for evacuation of affected people on some sectors. The meter gauge sectors are Daura Madhepura – Saharsa; Narpat Gunj – Forbes Gunj; Purnia – Banmankhi – Bihari Gunj and Saharsa – Raghopur. The broad gauge sectors are Saharsa – Patna; Saharsa – Samastipur and Purnia – Katihar.
The Ministry of Water Resources has reported that the discharge of Kosi river at 8.00 a.m. today was 85,000 cusec, out of which 14,000 cusec was passing through the barrage.