Floods in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh would be resolved by constructing dam in Nepal’s Pancheshwar: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: – Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh get flooded the moment river Ganga crosses the danger level. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that if a dam is built in Pancheshwar, it will end the problem of flooding of the river Ganga. Gadkari said that the preliminary talks have been held with Nepal for building this dam.  

Currently, India and Nepal are embroiled in a border dispute. Both countries are making efforts that this dispute does not hit the joint projects in both countries. Talks are on between India and Nepal for building a dam at Pancheshwar. If the dam is built, there will be no floods in river Ganga. Gadkari said that Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand are the worst hit by the Ganga floods.   

Only a few days ago, a meeting was held between India and Nepal via videoconferencing. During the meeting, projects in both countries were reviewed. India and Nepal are making efforts to restart the projects at the earliest. But the border dispute between the two countries is hampering the progress of the projects.   

Meanwhile, 27 people lost their lives in the floods in Bihar. 16 districts of Bihar were submerged and 8.1 million people had to be shifted. Whereas, in Uttar Pradesh, 14 people died and hundreds of villages were submerged in the floods. Jharkhand also was severely hit by the floods. 

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