Bihar: Flood situation grim in Darbhanga, locals disappointed with government


The flood situation in Bihar remains unchanged and life has come to standstill in Darbhanga due to incessant rain and floods. Most of the houses are submerged.

In Makhnahi village, the only option for the villagers is to live on the terrace or makeshift houses to escape floodwaters.

Currently, boats are the primary mode of commutation and villagers have been complaining that boats are not provided by the government and they have to wait for hours for other people to offer a lift.

The locals have also complained about the unavailability of drinking water and food, which they are unable to get due to lack of conveyance.

“We are struggling for something as basic as drinking water and food. We can go to market only once in 4-5 days as there are not enough boats. No aid from the government is provided. We have lost everything kept on the lower floors of the house because of floodwaters, Who would compensate for our loss?” said Chanda Kumari, a local resident.

According to some village children, the schools continue to remain closed due to waterlogging in and around the areas causing huge loss to their studies especially the ones appearing for board examination this year.

Monetary Aid by the government is announced for the locals, which is not provided to them so far.

“We were expecting some relief from the government but are disappointed time and again. They have announced a sum of Rs. 6000 for which we have to run every day. Let’s see what happens now,” said another village.

Over 134 people have lost their lives as floods wreaked havoc in multiple districts of Bihar.

Around 1.25 lakh people have been evacuated from affected areas in the state so far. However, 1,243 villages in Bihar are still reeling under the calamity.