80 districts countrywide hit by floods

July 28th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that 80 districts in the country have been adversely affected by floods.
The government also told the house that flood management was a state subject and it is the state governments that are responsible for executing schemes for prevention of floods.

Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that 80 districts across the country had been “adversely affected” by recent floods.

The affected districts comprise 14 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 each in Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala, 15 in Assam, five in Bihar, one each in Goa, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Puducherry, five in Haryana, and eight each in Mizoram and Punjab.

He said the state governments were primarily responsible for undertaking relief measures at the ground level and the central government supplements their efforts by providing logistic and financial support.

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