The meeting of the Programme Approval Board Mid-Day Meal to consider the Annual Work Plan & Budget 2013-14 in respect of state of Bihar was held on 23.04.2013 at New Delhi.

This study conducted by Accountability Initiative found several inefficiencies and widespread irregularities in implementation of the flagship Mid-Day Meal scheme in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Thirty people died in the last three days as the Ganga river flooded over half a dozen districts including Bhagalpur, Purnea and Katihar, with 10 deaths in Bhagalpur alone.

Shoumojit Banerjee

PATNA: More than 80,000 homes were destroyed by the tropical storm that ripped through five districts of Bihar, and the death toll rose to 82.

According to the latest reports, five more bodies were recovered in the affected districts. A third of the victims were children, including 17 of the 39 victims in Purnia district and 11 of the 33 killed in Araria.

Shoumojit Banerjee

A sudden, violent tropical storm mauled east Bihar late on Tuesday night, killing 77 people, besides rendering thousands homeless.

There is no let up in the overall flood situation in Bihar with major rivers in spate even as 1.5 million people continue to be affected by the deluge in 11 north Bihar districts, official sources said.

A baffled Bihar is struggling to provide food and shelter to three million people rendered homeless by a flood that swept through five districts. The Down To Earth team travels across the areas inundated by the Kosi in Bihar and Nepal to grasp the impact and concludes that the flood is a human failure, not natural disaster

The Kosi, bursting through its embankment at Kusaha in Nepal, has swung 120 km eastwards, changing the lives of thousands of people.

IN the tsunami of December 2004, people heard a strange, deep rumbling before columns of the sea came in. In 2008, the people of north Bihar had no such warning. The river was silent and swift, rising from a deceptive two feet to nearly eight feet in a matter of hours, trapping lakhs of people in remote villages in the districts of Purnea, Madhepura, Araria, Supaul, Saharsa and Kul.