Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2019

Nitish Kumar urges lawmakers to jointly combat water crisis in Bihar

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It is high time to combat on crisis Bihar is facing due to a drought-like situation, said state chief minister Nitish Kumar in the legislature to both the houses.

He intervened during a debate on the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar.

Nitish Kumar said, “I do not go by what scientists are saying. My own experience tells me that Bihar may be heading for a bhayankar sookha. It is my request to all MLAs and LMCs we should convene a meeting wherein we shall devote the whole day to discussing how best to tackle the situation.”

More than 150 children have died due to an outbreak of AES in Bihar.

The CM urged the legislators to share problems of their constituency in relation to AES and everyone together would combat the crisis.

He said his government is working on providing sufficient electricity and water supply to the people, but such efforts could be ruined amid wasteful consumption of the two necessities.

In 2015 assembly polls he had promised to provide electricity and tap water to every household in the state.

Nitish Kumar, water crisis, Bihar

Nitish Kumar added further in the legislature that the entire world is heading towards a water crisis.

He raised the example of Darbhanga in Bihar saying it was earlier called as a city of ponds and now is reeling under a water crisis.

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