Only 26% of houses destroyed in 2008 Kosi floods, worst in Bihar, built; World Bank loan "hasn't helped"

Even though 2,36,632 houses were completely destroyed in the Kosi flood calamity of 2008, one of the most disastrous in the history of Bihar, till today, just around 62,000 houses have been built, which is about 26% of the total. Revealing this, a meeting of the Kosi Navnirman Manch in Patna sharply criticised the state government for refusing to penalized anyone despite the report of the Judicial Commission investigating the tragedy.
Speakers said that in the name of Kosi river basis development project, the Bihar government has twice taken loan worth $200 million and $ 250 million, yet things have not changed in the basin. Even after a decade of the tragedy, those who suffered from the tragedy have not been fully compensated. Of the four-phase plan for rehabilitation, only two phases began, after which it was terminated, and the second phase was not completed.
Meanwhile, the speakers said, farmers continue to face adverse impact of the environmentally sensitive Kosi zone. They are unable to get the minimum support price even today, nor is there any government system for procurement of maize. Migration is continuing from the region.
The meeting was organized to observe the 10th anniversary of the Kosi flood calamity.

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