Chhattisgarh power staff donate Rs.10 mn for flood-hit Bihar

September 8th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Sep 8 (IANS) Over 17,000 employees of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) donated Rs.10 million for relief and rehabilitation work in flood-hit Bihar.”The CSEB employees wanted to help out the flood-hit people of Bihar and they happily deducted their one day-salary,” Rajib Ranjan, chairman CSEB, told IANS Monday.

He said that a cheque of Rs.10 million has been handed over to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. The cheque will be deposited to Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund.

The Chhattisgarh government has sent relief material worth Rs.50 million as well as a team of doctors to Bihar.

The Chhattisgarh police department also has donated Rs.5 million for the relief operations in Bihar.

Over 2.5 million people in 1,598 villages across 15 districts have been affected by the floods caused by the change in course of the Kosi river, following a breach in an embankment upstream in Nepal.

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