While floods in Bihar get some media attention, the effects on the agrarian community are far reaching and need sustainable solutions rather than immediate relief packages.
Floods are a common occurrence in West Champaran, Bihar, but the response mechanism is slow. Here’s how an agrarian community held the government to task.
Owing to climate change and erratic rain cycles, farmers in Bihar’s West Champaran are reeling from the loss of crops to floods and droughts, and from the hefty debt that they are now entrapped in.
VV-PACS Correspondent Navita reports the chilling story of a family of a nine who survived the Bihar floods of 2013 only to be run over by a vehicle. 2 months after the accident they are still seeking financial aid. Bihar is one of the most flood prone states in India....