On 31st August 2021, East Central Railway suspended rail movement between Darbhanga and Samastipur section due to flood.
This state is flooded with raining in the mansoon season.
About Bihar's Flood
The state has been facing floods since for a long-time.
It accounts for almost half of India's average annual flood losses.
The frequency of floods has become high in recent years.
Much of the Bihra's mysery has been caused by the Kosi river, which is a major tributary of Gangas.
Causes of flood in Bihar
Increased conversion of forests to agricultural and pastural land,
People have been increasingly occupying the flood plains.
The flow of the river has grown 2.5 times resulting in the failure of embankments in every flood.
Steps that are needed/taken
The disaster Management Department, Government of Bihar has come out with a number of schemes given below :
Although, the Bihar government has taken a number of structural measures like detention basine, embankments channel improvement etc to tackle the flood but there is a ned to give special emphasis or to stop the encroachment of river basin areas proactive measures can also be taken into account to curb this menace effectively.