In Bangladesh, women are often more vulnerable to climate hazards than men, as their mostly farming-based livelihoods are highly vulnerable to flooding and cyclones. However, women are often left out of community decisions and their views are not incorporated into climate change adaptation planning or disaster-risk reduction activities.

Farm produce on 1.61 lakh hectares of land has been damaged so far as per a survey.

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is used to control visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in India, but it is poorly quality assured. Quality assurance was performed in eight VL endemic districts in Bihar State, India, in 2014. Residual dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was sampled from walls using Bostik tape discs, and DDT concentrations [grams of active ingredient per square meter (g ai/m2)] were determined using HPLC. Pre-IRS surveys were performed in three districts, and post-IRS surveys were performed in eight districts.

The flood situation worsened in Bihar on Sunday with two more people losing their lives, taking the death toll to 36, even as flood waters entered fresh areas, pushing up the number of affected dis

At least seven more persons were killed on Monday as flood situation remained grim affecting over 7 lakh people in 13 districts of the state.

The Bihar Government has sounded alert in 28 flood-prone districts following a warning issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in the wake of cyclone Phailin that pounded Odisha and Andhra

An alert was sounded in Bihar after two youths were drowned in a flooded river on Monday. The flood situation worsened in Gopalganj, Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts with rivers swelling.

Shoumojit Banerjee

PATNA: At least 25 North Bihar villages were flooded when waters from the Gandak river breached the makeshift embankment in the early hours of Sunday morning in the State's Gopalganj district.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held an emergency meeting in the morning with top officials of the Disaster and Flood Management Departments in the wake of this second breach.


Bihar government sounded red alert in Gopalganj and Chhapra after Gandak breached Saran embankment by 10 feet on Thursday afternoon.

PATNA: The Saran embankment, under severe strain from the rising Gandak river, gave way on Thursday afternoon causing a breach in a 500-metre stretch of the embankment near Simaria village in North Bihar's Gopalganj district.

The State government, which has been mobilising resources since Tuesday, has started relief operations in the three districts of Gopalganj, Chhapra and Siwan on a war foot