RAJBIRAJ, June 27: Minister for Irrigation Umesh Kumar Yadav has made an on-site visit to various flood-engulfed places in Saptari district today and took stock of the situation as well as promised some resolutions to the locals.
Local rivers in the district such as Khando, Mahuli, Sundari and Balaan among others are swollen with the flood triggered by torrential rain in the eastern part of the country. As a result flood water has gushed into many houses across Launiha, Hanuman Nagar, Sakarpur, Gobargada, Belhi and Jhalhi among other VDCS in the district.
Minister Yadav also inspected areas where arable land was washed away by the flooded river.
Locals had drawn the attention of the Minister, who also hails from Saptari district, towards flood controlling mechanism, construction of embankment, conservation of human habitat and mechanism to curb wash away of land.
Minister Yadav, assuaging the flood-hit locals, shared that the concern body has already been instructed for repair and maintenance of irrigation systems.
Also, he said that a nine-member Committee was formed under coordination of Pradip Thapa, Deputy Director General of the Department of Irrigation to collect information on a daily basis. RSS