NDRF rescues 102 pregnant women in Bihar Floods. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) engaged in rescuing flood hit people of Bihar has so far rescued 102 expecting mothers while three babies were born on the force’s boat.Disaster management department said 187 blocks and 2371 panchayats in 19 Bihar districts are still affected forcing 11,583 people to remain in 34 relief camps. The toll in the devastation remained at 514.The department said 1, 20,659 beneficiaries received flood assistance of Rs 6000 in their bank accounts from the Bihar government during the day to meet their immediate household needs.
So far, a total of 7,25,517 beneficiaries have got the amount of assistance totalling Rs 535.31 crore so far, a statement from state Disaster Management department said.The babies were born on August 16 at Madhubani, August 18 in Gopalganj and August 23 at Motihari. The NDRF teams so far have safely shifted 102 expecting mothers from their flood-hit villages to nearby hospitals, he said.
The 28 teams of NDRF have so far evacuated 48,486 people and 292 livestock from marooned areas to safer places since start of flood condition on August 12.
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