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Manmohan to visit Bihar next week

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | July 23, 2004 12:59 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will make an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts of Bihar on July 27.

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A communique from the Prime Minister Office received in Patna said Manmohan will also review relief and rehabilitation measures with the state officials.

The prime minister will have a separate meeting with the representatives of political parties to discuss the havoc caused by the floods.

Meanwhile, a Central Water Commission bulletin on Friday said water levels have begun to recede in some of the worst-hit areas of the state.

Over 200 people have died in the floods so far and 25 million have been affected.

A central team led by Joint Secretary, Home, A Purkayastha will visit Bihar soon to assess the damage.


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