CM conducts aerial survey of flood-affected Sahibganj | Ranchi News

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Dumka: Chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of the flooded areas of Sahibganj district. The low-lying areas of Sadar, Udhwa, Rajmahal and Taljhari blocks were submerged after the water level in the Ganga river surged due to continuous rainfall in the past few days.
Later in the day, Soren said, “The state government is committed to providing all kinds of necessary help to the flood victims and senior state officials are already engaged in assessing the losses.”
Sahibganj deputy commissioner Ramniwas Yadav said, “Residents of the low-lying areas have been issued alert to shift to safer places or the relief camps set up by the administration in schools.” He added that arrangements for fodder for the cattle have been made in the relief camps.
Reports suggest that altogether 133 villages have been inundated by the flood and nearly 48,000 families are believed to have been affected, with 18 out of 28 wards under Sahebganj Municipal Council either fully or marginally affected.
Villages like Shobhanpur, Hajipur east and west, Lalbathani, Kargil diyara, Bada Rampur diyara under Sahebganj Sadar block area are in a bad state while residents of dozens of panchayats under Udhwa, Rajmahal and Taljhari blocks were rescued by on boats.
The CM’s survey comes a day after a high-level team comprising senior government officials, disaster management department secretary Amitabh Kaushal, water resources department secretary Prashant Kumar and director of agriculture and soil conservation department Subhash Singh took stock of the flood situation in Sahibganj on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Soren attended a development fair in Sunderpahadi (Godda) and Barhet (Sahibganj), his assembly constituency and rolled out various government schemes and distributed assets and loans to the beneficiaries.

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