Minister visits flood-hit areas in Saptari

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Rajbiraj

Jun 28, 2016-

Minister for Irrigation Umesh Kumar Yadav visited several flood-affected places in Saptari district on Monday to take stock of the situation.

Floods in the local streams including Khando, Mahuli, Sundari and Balaan caused by the rains continued over days in the eastern part of the country have caused 

waterlogging in the houses in Launiha, Hanumannagar, Sakarpur, Gobargada, Belhi and Jhalhi VDCS.

Minister Yadav also inspected areas where farmland was washed away. Locals drew the attention of the minister, who hails from Saptari district, to the need for flood control and embankment. 

He told the affected people that authorities had been instructed to repair and maintain irrigation systems in the district. 

According to him, a nine-member committee was formed to collect information on the damage on a daily basis.

Published: 28-06-2016 11:36

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