Why does Bihar flood?
This show traces the sorrow of Bihar which is otherwise known to the rest of India as river Kosi, a tributary of river Ganga. But why does the Kosi river cause devastating floods so often? The answer lies in massive siltation. 1,590 million tonnes of silt in the Birpur-Baltara stretch in Bihar alone. Can you imagine? With little or no compensation, several villages are subjected to repetitive inundation, loss of life through drowning or electrocution and displacement that doesn’t show signs of reversing any time soon. With embankments in the state seldom guaranteeing security, incessant rain, the coronavirus pandemic and no place to call home, the people of Bihar are waiting for relief.Follow