LUCKNOW: The flood situation in the 12 districts of western Uttar Pradesh continued to be grim on Wednesday with Moradabad, which has been inundated by the Ramganga, being the worst affected even as the Ganga, Yamuna, Ramganga, Kosi and their tributaries showed a receding trend.

The situation in Barabanki, Bahraich, Gonda, Balrampur and Maharajganj districts of eastern U.P.

The flood situation continues to be grim as large swathe of area remained inundated after rains lashed large parts of the state in last 48 hours. Many schools have been turned into relief camps. Villagers are being evacuated from villages and shifted to these camps.

"Situation is very bad in Barabanki and Gonda where Ghaghra is in spate.

Alleging corruption in maintenance work of dams in the state, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday demanded a judicial probe in to breaking of Algin-Charsadi dam leading to hundreds of villages being flooded in Gonda and Barabanki districts.

RLD state president Ram Asrey Verma accusing state administration for playing with the lives of people said, only due to poor quality of maintenance work Algi

The work of road construction at the National Highway, NH 28, near the Sitrampurmajha village in Basti district has been stopped to allow a stray tiger to move into Sohelwa forest via the Gonda reserve forest. The tiger had strayed from Ghazipur and had moved into Basti district and has been keeping the Forest department officials on their toes.

Atiq Khan Nearly 99 lakh families living below the poverty line (BPL) in Uttar Pradesh can look forward to getting quality medical care under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in hospitals of their choice, including private nursing homes, from this coming July 1. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed between the Union Government and the UP Government on Friday. The signatories to the MoU were the Director-General, Union Labour and Employment Ministry, Anil Swaroop, and Principal Secretary in the State Rural Development Department, J. N. Chamber.

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