The flood situation continues to remain grim in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur as it reels under immense floods. Even after a slight fall in the water level, the Budhi Gandak river is still above the danger mark and the scene of destruction is still intact. More than 20 villages belonging to Musahari, Bochahan and Bandra blocks have been submerged due to the floods.
In order to prevent the villages from getting submerged, the government had constructed the Teni dam that broke last year due to intense water pressure. Thereafter, there were no attempts made to reconstruct the dam.
The people in the village have raised serious questions on part of the administration for failing to do their job and making false promises at the time of elections. Since then, the dam has been broken which has made lives miserable for people living in Muzaffarpur.
Due to lack of proper repair of the dam, the water has spread in the whole village. People have resorted to living under the broken dam by making makeshift plastic tents. With the help of plastic bags, these tents house people of the village who are forced to live with their animals in cramped spaces.
Teni dam continues to be in a dilapidated condition, the flood has swamped houses, disrupted kitchens and jeopardised basic sanitation.