Heavy rains and possible flooding over this area from June 25 to 28.”, Monsoon activity to be shifted to foothills of Himalaya & NE region Heavy rains & possible flooding over this area from 25 to 28 June Heavy rains also in Kerala from 26th Elsewhere activity be subdued due strong westerlies over NW India leading negative vorticity @Indiametdept pic.twitter.com/mVq9jghYSA. Nepal is a mountainous region and whenever it rains heavily there, water flows into all major North Bihar rivers, including Kosi, Gandak, Kamla Balan, Bagmati and Narayani. Amid the outbreak of Corona pandemic in the country, Indian government has been...read more Responsibility of both these barrages lies with the water resources department of Bihar. Another small hill coming from Nepal is causing This downpour in Nepal can lead to the rise in the water level of rivers in Bihar, therefore threatening the breach of embarkments. Here, the newly constructed culvert of the road connecting Basavariya village of Motihari to the village of Bhohar and Kavaiya etc. water if the authority lies with engineers of his department. A permanent solution is needed. Connection The rains have created havoc in rural areas. Most deaths have taken place in the districts of Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Purnea and Katihar. [6] About 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi) out of total area of 94,160 square kilometres (36,360 sq mi) or about 73.06 percent of the total area of Bihar is flood affected. flood gates are ordered to be opened,” He also did not answer how Nepal could release As per the latest data released by Flood Management Improvement Centre, Government of Bihar, Kamla, Mahananda, Ganga and Kosi rivers are showing an increasing water trends for consecutive three days now. Bihar witnessed high magnitudes of flood in 1978, 1987, 1998, 2004 and 2007. During the monsoon the river swells up and thus causes devastating river bank erosion. The Times of India News App for Latest City News, Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. the state facing continuous heavy downpour in the last two days, out while questioning the state government. to understand the nitty gritty of barrages and embankments at Residents move to a safer place on a boat from a flood affected area following heavy monsoon rain in Muzaffarp... 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The flow is such that it causes mass destruction and damages embankments which only aggravates the situation. During the monsoon, heavy rainfall in Nepal and north Bihar floods these rivers, which include Kosi, Gandak, Kamla Balan, Narayani, Bagmati, etc. Actor Manoj Bajpayee, born in Bihar's West Champaran district, said a permanent solution has to be found. questioning the delay in carrying out pre-flood preparation works in But this year, the blame game was heightened due to the simmering tension between both the neighbouring countries. According to government estimates, crops worth Rs 353 crore were destroyed in the floods. India’s most flood-prone state has already been put on a very high flood alert. North Bihar is an earthquake prone area. However, discussions at various levels, including diplomatic, between both countries, have failed to resolve the crisis. India-Nepal: Water sharing and blame game. Bagmati, Budhi Gandak, Gandak and Lakhandei are being burnt in the district, which has flooded dozens of villages. Rivers of Bihar state — located in Eastern India Subcategories. The flow is such that it causes mass destruction and damages embankments which only aggravates the situation. The drainage of East Singhbum, West Singhbum and Most of Ranchi district is directly drained into Bay of Bengal through Sankh, South Koel and Suparnarekhariver. As per the latest data released by the state’s Flood Management Improvement Support Centre, water levels in all the major rivers – Kosi, Bagmati, Mahananda, Kamala, and Ganga – are showing an ‘increasing trend’. The government has gone one step further to detect community spread of the coro...read more The erosion has started in the dam near Kamsar village in Balsar from Bagmati. All the rivers in the region have been in spate due to heavy rains in Nepal and North Bihar for 24 hours. Moreover, on June 12, a firing incident had taken place at the India-Nepal border in Sitamarhi district where a 22-year-old Indian, Vikas Yadav, was killed. This scheme forms part of the Sunkosi Storage-cum-Diversion Scheme which involves diverting water from the Sunkosi River to the Kamala River to augment lean season flow. Local representatives from both India and Nepal met at the Gandak barrage gate number 36 in Nepal. In response to a question by MP Rampreet Mandal on June 27, 2019, Kataria had said that Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal are regularly affected by floods in rivers originating from Nepal. It joins the river Kareh (Bagmati) at Badlaghat in Khagaria district[1] and the combined stream flows into the Koshi nearby. But, the local people are not satisfied with the tall claims of preparedness. Since the beginning of the monsoon period, between June 1 and June 26, the state has received 234.4 millimetre (mm) rainfall, as against the normal of 127.1mm, thus registering 84 per cent rainfall departure (large excess category). It flows through West Chamaparan, East Chamapran, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur and Begusarai. Contact us: [email protected], Copyright 2020 Designed by W3Layouts, Developed by RoverThemes, Water Logging in Sitamarhi Sadar Hospital, New Sero Survey of Delhi Reveals 1 in every 4 Exposed to Covid 19, Delhi Hight Court Slams Kejriwal on Covid-19, Kerala Apex Temple Body to Appoint ST Priest, Standing At Galwan Valley when Indira Gandhi shocked the Chinese, Dr. Manmohan Singh : Greatest Leader of Modern India, No Pre-final Exams for 10th and 12th in West Bengal, India Enters Recession For the First Time : RBI Official. Nepal obstructed the maintenance of the Valmiki Nagar barrage, Heavy rain in Nepal leads to flood in several Bihar districts, Government of Nepal constitutionally adopting a new map, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority. border. And this red warning is there till June 28. Are we prepared to effectively deal with the breaches?” he added. While one of its branches leads to the Bagmati another leads to the Kosi. In Sitamarhi, there has been a water logging crisis in residential areas including Court Bazaar, Main Road, and Mandal Kara and Sadar Hospital premises in Dumra have also risen by two to three feet. Reports pouring in from Saraigarh-Bhaptiyahi block of Supaul district inform floodwater has already started to enter at least a dozen villages. Nepal feels it has not received a fair share of water for irrigation and other related purposes. But, Bihar is on a high alert for flood, Last year, around 67 lakh people from 12 districts of Bihar were hit by the flash floods. spoke In Sitamarhi, the water level of all rivers including Bagmati, Adhwara is near danger. [4], In the lower reaches it follows the course of the Balan and is therefore also known as Kamala-Balan. So far, more than 74 ...read more According to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA), 73.63 per cent of the geographical area of North Bihar is prone to floods. So, whenever it is said that Nepal is releasing water, it means that Bihar engineers are doing it and with the approval of the Government of Bihar. We also need to understand that water must come at a price and shouldn't be a free commodity anymore," he said. Many urban areas have also been affected by the floods. anonymity. "Every year floods will happen and a relief fund will be started. This myth needs to be exposed. If the approach road is completely cut off, Sakra and Muraul will also lose the links of Bandra, Katra and Gaighat with Madhubani, Sitamadhi and Darbhanga districts. control and water drainage, Water Resources Department, Rajesh Kumar, Nepal is a mountainous region and whenever it rains heavily there, water flows into all major North Bihar rivers, including Kosi, Gandak, Kamla Balan, Bagmati and Narayani. Every year the state government prepares Standard Operating Procedures that includes pre and post flood preparations. Accountability of the government must be fixed,” he added. Characteristics of Rivers of North Bihar. 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Naturally, once you build embankments around the riverbeds, the area around the river becomes low land and, hence, floods are inevitable.". Amid the recent tensions, flood fighting may be challenging.”. ", Not votes in election but top lawyers in courts, what Congress offers allies | Opinion, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? monsoons this year, how and why did this delay happen?” Eklavya