Bihar is considering linking rivers to deal with floods, drought: Water Resources Development Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha | Patna News – Times of India

Patna : Expert in international webinar organized by the state government Department of Water Resources (WRD) on Friday suggested solutions to mitigate the scourge of floods and droughts that affect Bihar every year, in line with CM Nitish Kumar’s vision to find a robust and long-term solution to the vagaries of nature.
WRD Minister inaugurating the webinar Sanjay Kumar Jha He said, “CM Nitish Kumar has always emphasized on finding long term solutions for floods and droughts in the state. Under his guidance the department is working on finding long term solutions for water management in Bihar.
On the first day of the two-day webinar that ends on Saturday, experts from Italyhandjob Nepalhandjob IIT RoorkeeHyderabad, Kolkata and Lucknow presented their views.
“Chief Engineers of WRD were instructed to participate in this webinar so that they may benefit from the experience and suggestions of the experts. After the two-day webinar is over, we will have a departmental meeting to discuss the output of the webinar and decide what ideas we will work on in future,” the minister said.
During the webinar, Jha mentioned that in the recent past, his department has benefited from forward-looking initiatives like early warning system (for floods), real time data acquisition system (RTDAS), spatial database system, remote sensing and use of GIS. has gone. and to identify anti-erosion actions with the help of satellite imagery, iron sheet piling and that department is keen to explore further programs that can lead us to sustainable, sustainable and effective water management in the state.
Jha also said that the Bihar government is considering interlinking of rivers to deal with the double whammy of flood and drought in the state.
While addressing the webinar, WRD Secretary Sanjeev Hans said that due to climate change it is likely that the frequency and intensity of floods in Bihar will increase in the coming days. “Under the guidance of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the department is working on structural, non-structural and green measures for flood mitigation. Given the high population density in the state, we have to find a scientific solution for this. he said.
In their presentation, experts prefer N Dinesh Kumar and Manoj Chauhan suggested to move monsoon Flood water from North Bihar into less water-rich basins of South Bihar, apart from construction of seepage wells to enhance direct recharge of monsoon runoff in river channels.
Maurya of IIT Roorkee discussed the hydrological, topographical and riverine causes of floods in Bihar and suggested some measures like silt management.
Neera Shrestha Pradhan of ICIMOD, Nepal suggested sending regular warnings related to rise or fall in the water level of rivers to involve the communities in flood management and ensure the safety of the community.


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