The government of India has held fruitful talks with government of Nepal to find ways of reducing the severity of flood in the State of Bihar to a major extent. Accordingly, there has been remarkable progress in the construction of Saptkosi high dam.
Talking to the media persons in New Delhi, Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said, “I am sure that once the construction is over, Bihar will get a reprieve from drought as well as the flurry of floods in future.”
The minister said that still in some areas, flood relief majors are urgently needed for the protection from flood. For this, all the proposals sent by Bihar Government under which nearly 7 Lakh hectare area will be given protection benefiting nearly 132 Lakh population of the State have been approved.
The Saptkoshi which is also known as Koshi, has been infamous as sorrow of Bihar due to the regular floods in the north eastern districts of the State. In 2008, the floods have destroyed crores of standing crops in the field and displaced thousands of people. The dam can be a big relief for the agriculture sector as well as for people of Bihar.