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Central team to survey flood-hit Bihar
A Correspondent in Delhi | September 01, 2008 12:46 IST
A Central team will survey flood-affected areas of Bihar on Monday and Tuesday.
The team will comprise the joint secretaries of six Union ministries -- home, agriculture, finance, health & rehabilitation, civil supplies & food and social welfare. The team will assess the damage and submit a report to the Prime Minister's Office by the end of this week.
The composition of the team has been worked out, a special aircraft is expected to take them to Patna first on Monday evening.
To work out these details, Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta had a detailed meeting with Cabient Secretary K M Chandrasekhar on Monday.
The Centre wants more motor boats to ferry the drowned.
T Nand Kumar who assumed office as secretary of Union Ministry of Agricultre also joined the discussion.
Nand Kumar is a Bihar cadre IAS officer. Hence, he knows the real problems the state faces as of now.
The governments of Kerala [Images] and West Bengal will assist Bihar with more motor boats and divers to rescue marooned people.
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