Breach of duty

Poor sections to fare worse as Kosi wipes out land boundaries

The Kosi floods in August were followed by a deluge of media attention on the victims. The media might have forgotten them in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, but the tragedy has not gone away. Apart from rendering millions homeless, the floods washed away farmland boundaries as the river changed its course, submerging large tracts of land.
In the absence of proper land records, it would be impossible for the state government to re-allocate land, resulting in large number of litigations, a new independent report on the Bihar floods said.