Kumar Rajiv Nayan

Ara: Though the water of Ganga and the Sone is receding in Bhojpur district and communication has been  restored on almost all the main roads, problems of flood affected and displaced persons have multiplied due to insufficient help from the district administration.

The relief camps, run by district administration, lack basic amenities. These camps have neither lavatory nor facility of drinking water. The people have to go to attend call of nature in the open. Incidentally, Bhojpur distirict was given Rs. 4.29 crore for the flood relief works. Cattle and people are sleeping side by sideat the camps under open sky. District administration had deputed a doctor and two ANMs at every relief camp but they seldom perform their duty for want of medicines. Almost all the roads were damaged due to flood in Bhojpur district and need immediate repair.

With the flood receding, some families have returned to their houses but they are still living at the roof of their houses. Altogether 6.30 lakh people in 372 villages of 76 panchayat under six blocks of Bhojpur district are affected by the flood and now they apprehend outbreak of different diseases as the district administration has failed to provide any medical aid so far. Not even bleaching powder has been sprayed but the district administration still claims that elaborate arrangement has been made to tackle outbreak of diseases after flood.


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