Central assistance for flood-hit areas of BiharSeptember 4th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 4 (ANI): The Centre continues to extend all possible assistance to Bihar Government for supplementing their efforts in managing the ongoing flood situation. The National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the situation today.
The Centre has deployed 37 Army columns, 13 helicopters, 599 boats, 783 National Defence Reserve Force (NDRF) personnel, 7695 tents, ten satellite phones, four lakh drinking water bottles, ten water purifying plants for assisting the State in rescue and relief operations.
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has informed that 66 wagon-loads of dry fodder on rail from Amritsar and Karnal to Saharsa have reached Bihar . Additional 41 wagon-load of fodder are being sent by Haryana Government to Purnia.
The requirement of procurement of vaccines is being met through centrally sponsored scheme Assistance to States for Control of Animal Diseases. The State has been asked to indicate the specific requirements of medicines and vaccines they need. 71 veterinary centres have been set up to provide treatment to the sick animals.
Two crore halogen tablets to purify water are being supplied by the Ministry of Health as per the requirement of the State Government. Thirty-lakh halogen tablets have already reached. Other medicine like Measles vaccine, DPT, oral Polio, TT, vaccine logistics have also been provided. On the request of State Government, 100 fogging machines and 50 ambulances are being organized.
Ministry of Home Affairs is in constant touch with the State Government and closely monitoring the situation round the clock. (ANI)