1 Sep :The centre continues to extend all possible assistance to the Govt. of Bihar for supplementing their efforts in managing the flood situation.Navy has deployed 4 officers, 131 Personnel and 45 Geminies (Rubber Boats) with out-boat motors in Purnia and Madhepura. More additional Army Columns are being deployed.
3 helicopters are under deployment in addition to the existing 9 helicopters. A total of 320 boats have been deployed till today. Additional 197 boats are being organized by Army, Central para-military forces and States. A total of 686 NDRF personnel have been deployed so far. 14 Satellite phones have been provided.
5767 tents have been dispatched till today and additional 1922 tents are being organized. Govt. of West Bengal has offered 50,000 plastic sheets for use in the relief camps, having a capacity to accommodate 6-7 lakh people. The Govt. of Bihar has been advised to obtain these sheets. 5 lakh bottles of drinking water have been sent till today.
National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) headed by Cabinet Secretary is reviewing the flood situation. A High Level Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary is visiting the affected areas tomorrow.
Ministry of Home Affairs is in constant touch with the State Government and closely monitoring the situation round the clock.