The Chief Minister claimed the incident of riots has gone down in the state but admitted that the number of killings and robberies was at the rise and a matter of concern.
A number of villages under Tardih block of the district have been badly affected by flood waters. Some of the worse hit villages are Alinagar, Kiratpur, Ghanshyampur, Goraboram, Manigachhi, Birail, and Kusheshwar Asthan.
Water in most of the rivers in North Bihar has crossed the danger level marks but the government is busy blaming nature instead of carrying out rescue and relief operations. They are not concerned about the public. All they want to do is hand out freebies. People are in distress
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the children who died due to AES.
What happened is extremely unfortunate, expressing grief is not enough, it is an extremely serious issue. We have held several meetings and discussed the issue at length," he said in the Assembly where the issue was taken up for discussion.
Family members of the deceased will be provided with Rs 2 lakh and injured people will be given Rs 50,000 from Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Keeping a smile on his face, the Bihar Chief Minister continued walking towards his car and left the Legislative Assembly, while the reporters implored him to speak up on the havoc caused by encephalitis in the state.
Despite the mounting death toll, the sight of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), where over 300 children ailing with encephalitis were admitted, is dismal, to say the least.
Bihar: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi visited Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur earlier today. The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur has risen to 109.
Nitish Kumar visited different wards, paediatrics ICU at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur where Encephalitis affected children are undergoing treatment.