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PM Modi announces Rs 500 cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

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Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit districts in Bihar and later reviewed the situation.

PM Modi along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, conducted the survey of the worst hit districts – Kishanganj, Purnea, Katihar and Araria of Seemanchal region.

The PM declared an immediate relief of Rs 500 crore.

He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those injured grievously by the floods.

Over one crore seventy lakh people in have been affected by the floods in the state. The death toll has mounted to 415, with 21 districts being affected by the deluge.

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