A ruckus broke out in the community kitchen in Bihar's Katihar right after CM Nitish Kumar made a visit to the region. The locals have alleged about the non-availability of food in Kadwa area of Katihar. The area is facing food shortage owing to the floods and locals have alleged that food supplies have not reached on time in the area.
CM Kumar had met with the residents to take stock of the situation in Katihar but anger among the people simmered who then manhandled the staff as living as well as food necessities have been unfulfilled by the government. The floods have severely affected 14 districts in the state.
Local women were seen confronting and arguing with the officials. A woman can be seen saying to the media that she was angry as she was not allowed to speak to the chief minister during his visit owing to security. "Nahi diya na Mukhya Mantri se baat karne ko hi nahi diya. Dhaka deh diya. (I was not allowed to speak to the CM, they pushed me away).
With the flood situation in Bihar making a serious impact, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is taking stock of the rescue and relief operations. He had been visiting community kitchens and shelter camps.
Meanwhile, locals of a village in Darbhanga are facing difficulties owing to the area becoming inundated following rainfall. They have been forced to live near the railway tracks."It has been more than a week now our homes have been flooded. We are bound to stay near the railway track. We are yet to receive any help from the government," said a local.
On July 16, Nitish Kumar had said that a total of 1.25 lakh people had been rescued so far in the state. Around 12 districts including Sheohar, Dharbangha, Sitamarhi, North Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, and Kishanganj have been severely affected due to water levels rising in rivers following torrential rains.
On July 19, the Chief Minister had kickstarted the process of sending cash relief of Rs 6,000 directly into the bank accounts of flood-affected families.However, several people living in flood-hit areas have claimed that they have not received any aid from the government.
(With ANI inputs)